Brian Duensing
RP CHC
1 day ago

Duensing agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cubs on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elbow issues cost Duensing most of 2016, but he has a decent track record at the major league level (4.08 FIP) and will bolster the front end of the Cubs' bullpen at a reasonable cost. He figures to be deployed mostly against lefties, racking up the occasional hold.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
3 months ago

Duensing (elbow) is listed on the Orioles' lineup card for Monday's game against the Rays, indicating he's been activated from the 60-day DL, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move was widely anticipated after Duensing recently completed a three-appearance rehab session with Double-A Bowie without incident. Since Duensing has been sidelined for two and a half months and was sporting a 5.40 ERA prior to the landing on the DL, he's not expected to see many high-leverage innings out of the Orioles' bullpen now that he's healthy.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
3 months ago

Duensing (elbow) is expected to be activated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duensing had been sidelined since June after having cartilage chips removed from his left elbow, but after making it through three rehab appearances at Double-A Bowie unscathed, the left-hander is slated to rejoin the Orioles' bullpen in advance of their series opener with the Rays. Since Duensing was placed on the 60-day DL, the Orioles will have to remove a player from their 40-man roster in order to make room for the lefty, who posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over 6.2 innings out of the bullpen before he was sidelined by the injury.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
3 months ago

Duensing (elbow) will make an appearance in the Gulf Coast League on Monday, Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander is ready to return to active competition with the Orioles' GCL affiliate, two months after undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. Duensing will likely be brought along gradually through the minor league system with an eye toward an early-September return to the major league roster.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
4 months ago

Duensing (elbow) will essentially be a "September call up" according to manager Buck Showalter, and appears to be right on track with his recovery, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duensing has been out since June 19 after he developed bone chips in his left elbow, which led him to be placed on the 60-day disabled list in early July. He could still come back prior to September, but has yet to make a rehab appearance, which signals that September is the more likely landing spot for his return to the Orioles. The 33-year-old has only pitched in seven games for Baltimore this season, but may be a contributor out of the bullpen as the team fights toward the playoffs.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
5 months ago

Duensing (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duensing hasn't pitched since June 19 after he developed bone chips in his left elbow, requiring a DL stint. Shortly after landing on the DL, he underwent surgery on the elbow, which is expected to sideline him until late August. With Duensing not set to return anytime soon, the Orioles decided to move him to the 60-day DL to open up a 40-man roster spot for Ariel Miranda, who will give the team a long-relief option out of the bullpen.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
5 months ago

Duensing will undergo surgery Friday to remove chips from his left elbow, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Kubatko, Duensing likely developed the cartilage chips in his elbow following his Tommy John surgery. After Duensing undergoes the operation Friday, he'll likely be sidelined for a minimum of one month. Duensing told reporters that he expects to return by early August.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
5 months ago

Duensing was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left elbow inflammation, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was sent in for tests on his pitching elbow Tuesday, and it appears his injury is severe enough to warrant a stint on the disabled list. There is no timetable for his return at this point, but given the nature of elbow injuries for pitchers, the Orioles are unlikely to rush him back into action. Baltimore recalled lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver in a corresponding move Wednesday.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
5 months ago

Duensing is getting tests for an elbow injury Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duensing apparently injured his elbow Monday and is requiring tests to diagnose the exact cause. Oliver Drake was called up to replace Paul Janish, who was outrighted, and provide bullpen depth while Duensing is undergoing evaluation. Depending on the results of the tests, Duensing could be headed for the DL in the coming days.

Brian Duensing
RP CHC
6 months ago

Duensing was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Duensing will serve as an innings eater out of the bullpen while Vance Worley presumably moves from the bullpen to the rotation briefly after Mike Wright was optioned to Triple-A.