Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 month ago

Duensing resigned with the Royals on a minor league contract Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duensing struggled in his few appearances in Royals camp, but he'll sign back into the organization after he was released Monday. That being said, he'll likely spend 2016 with Triple-A Omaha acting as organizational depth.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 month ago

The Royals released Duensing on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duensing missed a brief stretch this spring due to an ankle contusion, but in three appearances since his return, he struggled to the tune of three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out zero in 3.1 innings. The left-handed reliever will likely garner some interest on the open market, though a minor league contract is likely the best-case scenario.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 month ago

Duensing (ankle) threw two scoreless innings in Saturday's split squad win over Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duensing was hit in the ankle by a comebacker Wednesday, but it doesn't look any concern. He's having a good spring (2 ER in seven innings with 10 strikeouts) and remains in the mix for one of the final bullpen spots.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 2 months ago

Duensing is day-to-day after suffering an ankle contusion in Wednesday's spring training game, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duensing was hit in the ankle by a comebacker Wednesday and although he stayed in to face two more batters, he ultimately had to leave the game with the bases loaded. He'll likely sit out a couple of days before returning to the mound once the soreness in his ankle subsides.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 2 months ago

Duensing signed a minor league deal with the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duensing struggled in 2015, posting just a 4.25 ERA in 48.7 innings of work for the Twins. After spending his entire seven-year career with Minnesota, the 32-year-old will move on and try to make an impression in the Royals organization. The strength of the Royals' bullpen means Duensing will have to step his game up in 2016 if he wants to become a significant contributor.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 10 months ago

Duensing retired the only batter he faced in Monday's win over Baltimore. He hasn't give up a run in his last eight innings over six appearances to lower his ERA to 6.30.

Duensing had a terrible start to the season as he gave up nine earned runs and had just a 5:6 K:BB ratio in 10.2 innings in April and May. Duensing has been outstanding against left-handed batters in his career (.609 OPS allowed), but lefties have an .837 OPS against him this year. The Twins have been searching for a lefty specialist as a result with Ryan O'Rourke called from Triple-A to audition for the role. Duensing could move into more high-leverage roles if his recent hot streak continues.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

Duensing (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

Duensing spent the minimum amount of time on the DL due to a right intercostal strain. Expect him to resume his role as the Twins' top left-handed setup man.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

Duensing (oblique) is on track to be activated from the disabled list for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Duensing will apparently be ready right around the 15-day minimum, as his bullpen sessions have thus far gone well. He should be a useful lefty for the Minnesota bullpen, but he only has two saves and 23 holds since converting to a full-time reliever at the beginning of 2013.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

Duensing (intercostal strain) threw a 30-pitch bullpen Monday and will throw to hitters Thursday, Brandon Warne of Fangraphs.com reports.

Duensing was able to get through the bullpen session without reporting any issues as he appears to be making progress in his return from an intercostal strain suffered two weeks ago. There's no exact timetable provided for a return just yet, but if he's able to throw to hitters Thursday without incident, the lefty may be able to move on to a brief rehab stint shortly after.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

Duensing (intercostal strain) played catch Wednesday, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The right-hander started up with his throwing program, as expected, just five days after landing on the DL. He will be limited to playing catch for at least the next couple days. The intercostal strain is reportedly minor, but the Twins don't want it to be an issue for Duensing all season.