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Brian Duensing | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (0) / MIN
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Cubs signed LHP Brian Duensing to a one-year, $2 million contract.
It's a little surprising he was able to land a major league contract, as Duensing hasn't been very good the last two seasons (4.21 ERA, 34/24 K/BB ratio over 62 relief innings) and last year had elbow issues. Nevertheless, he'll be part of the Cubs' left-handed relief corps in 2017. Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:49:00 PM

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Orioles activated RHP Brian Duensing from the 60-day disabled list.

Duensing will be available out of the O's bullpen on Monday afternoon against the Rays after missing the last few months with an elbow injury. The left-hander owns a 5.40 ERA in 6 2/3 innings this season at the MLB level.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Brian Duensing (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Duensing has been since mid-June with a sore pitching elbow, but he's allowed just one run over nine rehab innings to show the Orioles he's ready to go. The lefty is on the 60-day DL, so the O's will need to make a 40-man roster move in order to activate him.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Brian Duensing (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League on Monday.

It's unclear how many rehab appearances he'll need before being activated. Duensing has been out since mid-June with a sore pitching elbow.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Brian Duensing (elbow) won't be ready to come off the 60-day disabled list when first eligible.

That date is August 18 -- next Thursday. Duensing needed surgery in June to remove cartilage from his left elbow and is still in the early stages of his rehab.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Orioles transferred LHP Brian Duensing from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ariel Miranda. Duensin is out until at least August following surgery to remove cartilage from his left elbow.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Orioles placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a left elbow injury.

Ashur Tolliver will take his spot in the bullpen. Duensing needs surgery to remove cartilage from his elbow and will likely be sidelined until early August.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Brian Duensing is dealing with an elbow injury.

Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com thinks it could be a disabled list thing, and Connolly suspects that Mike Wright will be called back up to take the vacant roster spot. Duensing has a 5.40 ERA in 6 2/3 innings with the Orioles since his June 2 promotion.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of LHP Brian Duensing from Triple-A Norfolk.

Mike Wright was sent down in the corresponding roster move. Duensing hasn't allowed a run in three appearances for Norfolk this year. The Orioles signed Duensing last week after he opted out of his minor league deal with Kansas City. He'll be used as a lefty specialist out of the pen.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Orioles signed LHP Brian Duensing to a minor league contract.

Duensing opted out of a minor league contract with the Royals last week after posting a 3.10 ERA over 12 outings with Triple-A Omaha. The 33-year-old will serve as minor league depth with his new organization.
Mon, May 23, 2016 05:03:00 PM

Brian Duensing has opted out of his minor league deal with the Royals.

Duensing exercised his opt-out clause after going 1-0 with a 3.10 ERA in 12 outings for Triple-A Omaha. The 33-year-old boasts 354 games of major league experience, all with Minnesota. Some bullpen-needy team will take a chance on him.
Mon, May 16, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports that Brian Duensing has requested his release from the Royals.

The opt-out date in his contract with Triple-A Omaha was May 15, so it appears he has chosen to explore his options elsewhere. The 33-year-old southpaw owns a 3.10 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings at Omaha. Given the struggles that the Twins have had finding left-handers in their bullpen, a reunion between the two seems like it could be in play.
Sun, May 15, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Royals re-signed LHP Brian Duensing to a minor league contract.

Duensing was released earlier this week after failing to crack the Opening Day roster, but he'll stick around as organizational depth. The southpaw will be part of Triple-A Omaha's bullpen.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Royals released LHP Brian Duensing.

Duensing had a good spring, posting a 2.61 ERA with 10 strikeouts and three walks over 10 1/3 innings, but it wasn't enough to win a spot in the Royals' bullpen. However, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports that he could be re-signed and pitch at Triple-A Omaha if he accepts the assignment.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Brian Duensing has been diagnosed with a bruised ankle.

Duensing took a comebacker off his ankle Wednesday during a Cactus League appearance against the Cubs. He shouldn't be out more than a couple days, but the left-hander is unlikely to crack the Royals' Opening Day roster.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 06:35:00 PM

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2Javier Baez
3Tommy La Stella
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Jon Jay
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5Carl Edwards Jr.
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8Felix Pena
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10Eddie Butler
11Jake Buchanan
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