Cards Trade Milb Outfielder Charlie Tilson to White Sox for Reliever Zach Duke

Looking to add bullpen depth, the St. Louis Cardinals traded outfield prospect Charlie Tilson to the Chicago White Sox for left-handed reliever Zach Duke.

Duke a much traveled twelve year MLB veteran, has seen stops with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers; and since 2015 with the White Sox.  Duke has a lifetime won-loss record of 60-83, with a 4.35 ERA, in 413 games-169 of which he appeared as a starter.  In his career Duke has thrown six complete games, pitched three shutouts, and earned three saves; in 1,243 innings.

Charlie Tilson is a twenty-three year old left-handed outfielder.  He was drafted in the Second Round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.  The 5’11” Tilson has a four and one-half season MiLB batting average of .293.  As a minor leaguer, he has eighty-nine career stolen bases; having stolen forty-six in 2015 at AA-Springfield of the Texas League.  In 2016, Tilson has stolen fifteen bases at Triple-A Memphis; he has been caught stealing three times this season.

The Cardinals are waiting until Tuesday to add Duke to the Twenty-Five Man Roster.

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Jim Tsapelas is a featured writer for Baseball Thirty.

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