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Shelley Duncan | Designated Hitter

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/29/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds signed 1B/OF Shelley Duncan to a minor league contract.
Duncan was in camp with the D'Backs this spring but eventually got released. He'll provide minor league depth for the Reds. May 9 - 5:07 PM

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Diamondbacks reassigned OF Shelley Duncan, 1B Mike Jacobs, C Blake Lalli and INF Andy Marte to minor league camp.

While there are some big names in this bunch of cuts, none of the moves are terribly surprising. The 34-year-old Duncan struggled in Cactus League play, hitting just .208 (5-for-24) with no homers and five RBI.
Mar 16 - 8:55 PM

Diamondbacks signed 1B/OF Shelley Duncan to a minor league contract.

The deal seems likely to include an invitation to spring training. Duncan appeared in 20 games last season for the Rays, batting just .182/.297/.309 with two homers. A nice perk for the 34-year-old is that he's now in the same organization as his father, Dave, who signed on as a pitching consultant for the D'Backs earlier this winter.
Jan 24 - 1:22 PM

Shelly Duncan has elected free agency.

The lumbering 34-year-old slashed a putrid .182/.297/.309 with two homers and six RBI in 55 at-bats with the Indians in 2013, and wasn't much better with a .215/.287/.382 line at Triple-A. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal this offseason with an invitation to spring training
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Rays sent OF/DH Shelley Duncan outright to Triple-A Durham.

Duncan was hitting a meager .182/.297/.309 through his first 64 plate appearances with the Rays before being designated for assignment on Tuesday. He'll serve as organizational depth in the minors for the time being, but should make his way back to the Rays at some point this season.
Fri, May 3, 2013 09:22:00 PM

Rays designated OF Shelley Duncan for assignment.

Duncan was batting just .182/.297/.309 through 64 plate appearances with Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old has good raw power, though, and could draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of OF/DH Shelley Duncan from Triple-A Durham.

Duncan was reassigned to minor league camp earlier this month, but he's back with the big club after Luke Scott's injury. He should see plenty of time in the DH slot against lefties while Scott is out.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Rays signed OF Shelley Duncan to a minor league contract.

Duncan, 33, batted just .203/.288/.388 in 264 plate appearances last season for the Indians. He will operate as organizational outfield depth in 2013 for Tampa Bay.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Shelley Duncan has elected to become a free agent.

Duncan refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus and will instead look to latch on with an organization that will give him a shot at a 25-man roster spot. The 33-year-old outfielder hit .203/.288/.388 in 264 plate appearances this past season for the Tribe.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Indians sent OF/DH Shelley Duncan outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Duncan cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. The 32-year-old will serve as minor league depth for now.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 05:26:00 PM

Indians designated OF/DH Shelley Duncan for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Jeanmar Gomez on the active roster. Duncan, 32, is hitting .203/.288/.388 with 11 homers and a .676 OPS over 264 plate appearances with the Indians this season. He could draw some interest elsewhere as a righty bat off the bench.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Shelley Duncan hit his first career grand slam to account for all of the Indians' scoring Friday against the A's.

Duncan was 7-for-20 (.350) with the bases loaded in his career, but his only extra-base hit was a double. If only the Indians would decide to release Duncan tomorrow (and no one else picked him up), he'd finish the season with 11 homers and 29 runs scored for the third straight year. However, it looks like he'll get another 60-80 at-bats to add to those totals.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 01:26:00 AM

Shelley Duncan smashed a two-run homer on Tuesday in a losing effort against the Twins.

Duncan finished the evening 1-for-3. His second inning blast off Samuel Deduno gave the Tribe an early 3-1 lead that they were unable to protect and hold onto. While his .224 average is uninspiring, Duncan has flashed solid power in limited playing time, with 10 taters and 27 RBI in 192 at-bats on the season.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 10:57:00 PM

Shelley Duncan went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Duncan's fourth-inning knock off of Brian Duensing plated the Indians' only run. The part-time outfielder had been mired in a 1-for-16 slump entering this afternoon, and is hitting just .225/.321/.423 on the season. He's struggling to stay on the radar in AL-only leagues.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 04:57:00 PM

Shelley Duncan homered and drove home two as the Indians topped the Rays 7-3 in Cleveland on Saturday.

Duncan's two-run blast off Wade Davis in the eighth inning provided valuable insurance runs, increasing the Indians lead to 7-2. He's now hitting .222 with eight homers and 22 RBI on the season, though he's likely to only see sporadic at-bats with Travis Hafner back and occupying the DH slot in the lineup.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 09:20:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Daniel Corcino
9Trevor Bell
10Sean Marshall