Dukes sent to Class AAA [updated] – Chatter, The Wash. Times
Even though Austin Kearns is $8 million of deadwood clogging the outfield, Elijah Dukes, got demoted. Dukes isn’t playing too well right now either, hitting something like .244. His reputation in the clubhouse is not the strongest for reasons like this:
There is one other angle to all this, of course, and that is Dukes’ non-playing issues. There are still plenty of people in the organization that don’t believe he has the right attitude to succeed up here. And that feeling was only strengthened when Dukes reported late to the ballpark this morning. Yep, players were supposed to be dressed by 10 a.m. Dukes didn’t arrive until after that, at which point he was told of his demotion.
Who knew he was making paid appearances for little leagues in South Florida too?
Is this the last we will see of Dukes in a Washington uniform? Syracuse is probably nice this time of year though.
Dukes Optioned To Class AAA – Nationals Journal, The Post