Zach Duke, Paul Maholm Available?

Pirates starters Zach Duke and Paul Maholm are available, says Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  However, Morosi's source says the Bucs would have to be "overwhelmed" to trade either pitcher.  Maholm is owed $11MM over the next two seasons.  Duke is under team control for two more years and is due an arbitration raise on this year's $2.2MM salary.  Morosi sees Duke getting $3-4MM in 2010; I think his 4.06 ERA in 213 innings will fetch him more.

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted this morning that teams are inquiring on Duke, Maholm, Matt Capps, and Ryan Doumit, though GM Neal Huntington has said he's not shopping anyone.  Kovacevic also said that it'd take a "significant return" to pry Duke or Maholm loose.


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