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Brian Duensing | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Twins activated LHP Brian Duensing from the 15-day disabled list.
Duensing had been on the shelf for two weeks due to a right intercostal strain. He threw several bullpen sessions during the week without any issues and will return to a setup role in the Twins bullpen. May 1 - 11:40 PM

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Brian Duensing (intercostal) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Duensing threw a 30-pitch bullpen session earlier this week and made it through a bullpen session Thursday with no issues. The southpaw has been out for about two weeks with a right intercostal strain.
Apr 30 - 5:49 PM

Brian Duensing (intercostal) threw a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

He'll next throw a simulated game on Thursday. Assuming he gets through that without any problems, Duensing will be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Saturday.
Apr 27 - 5:49 PM

Brian Duensing (intercostal) played catch Wednesday.

He'll continue to do so over the next few days. The right intercostal strain appears to be minor, and he should be back when first eligible.
Apr 22 - 8:14 PM

Brian Duensing (intercostal) will begin soft-tossing on Wednesday.

Duensing is dealing with a minor right intercostal strain. He's expected to be ready for activated on or around the time he's first eligible.
Apr 21 - 7:54 PM

Twins placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

It's an injury that will likely require more than a minimum stay on the disabled list. Caleb Thielbar has been recalled to take Duensing's spot on the roster and in the bullpen.
Apr 17 - 4:06 PM

Brian Duensing (quad) is scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Duensing has been battling a bruised left quad but is evidently over the ailment. He'll serve in middle relief for the Twins this season.
Mar 27 - 8:48 AM

Twins and LHP Brian Duensing avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract.

It's exactly the midpoint between where the two sides filed at, so both sides should be happy with the outcome. Duensing was one of the most reliable options out of the Twins bullpen in 2014, compiling a 3.31 ERA and 33/20 K/BB ratio in his 54 1/3 frames.
Jan 24 - 3:43 PM

Brian Duensing requested $3.1 million and was offered $2.4 million from the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 31-year-old southpaw posted a 3.31 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 33/20 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings out of the Twins bullpen in 2014. Wherever the two sides settle, will be a nice raise over the $2 million that Duensing took home a season ago.
Jan 16 - 8:45 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes Brian Duensing could draw some trade inquiries before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Duensing owns a 2.27 ERA and 1.19 WHIP as a reliever this season, and in a market where lefties Andrew Miller and Antonio Bastardo are drawing interest Berardino views Duensing as a trade candidate as well. He also reports the Twins haven't approached Duensing about a long-term deal. Duensing, 31, will be a free agent following the 2015 season.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Twins activated LHP Brian Duensing from the paternity leave list.

Duensing's wife was induced on Monday. He will be available out of the Twins' bullpen Thursday in Chicago.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Twins placed Brian Duensing on the paternity leave list.

Duensing's wife is scheduled to be induced on Monday. The left-hander is expected back in time for Thursday's game. Michael Tonkin has taken his spot on the roster.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Twins avoided arbitration with LHP Brian Duensing by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

It was Duensing's second season of arbitration eligibility. The southpaw posted a 3.98 ERA over 73 appearances in 2013 in his first year as a full-time reliever.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:53:00 PM

The Twins have tendered a contract to left-hander Brian Duensing.

Duensing's salary could rise to around $2 million in his second year of arbitration, but that's reasonable enough for the Twins after he posted a 3.98 ERA and 56/22 K/BB ratio over 61 innings as a full-time reliever this past season. The Twins will also tender contracts to Anthony Swarzak and Trevor Plouffe.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Brian Duensing is "a possibility" to start for the Twins in 2014, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said on Wednesday.

Ryan then added the caveat that such a move "is not probable for me." The southpaw had a 3.98 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 61 innings of relief last season. He made 11 starts as recently as 2012, and he's got 61 starts in his major league career. The Twins, who are desperate for starting pitching help, could give the 30-year-old a look as a starter in spring training.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 09:04:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke