Brian Duensing RP MIN 4 days ago

Duensing was placed on the 15-day DL with a right intercostal strain, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Duensing had given up three runs in 3.1 innings in his first six games of the season. Caleb Thielbar was called up from Triple-A and could replace him as the top lefty setup man.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 2 weeks ago

Duensing was credited with the save after recording the final four outs of Friday's win over the White Sox.

He entered the game with two outs in the eighth inning while the Twins were protecting a three-run lead. After the Minnesota offense put three additional runs on the board in the top of the ninth, manager Paul Molitor opted to rest closer Glen Perkins and simply keep Duensing in the game to record the final three outs.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 4 weeks ago

Duensing (leg) threw 1.1 scoreless innings in Friday's spring training loss to Pittsburgh.

Duensing took a liner off his upper left leg in Tuesday's spring training game. It looks like he'll be ready for Opening Day. He'll be the top lefty setup man for closer Glen Perkins.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 4 weeks ago

Duensing (leg) is tentatively scheduled to throw in the bullpen on Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Duensing took a liner off his upper left leg in Tuesday's spring training game. He should have enough time to recover and be ready for Opening Day, but watch his progress.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 4 weeks ago

Duensing (leg) remains without a timetable for his next bullpen session, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Duensing expects to take it easy for the next few days after getting hit by a line drive in Tuesday's spring contest. The left-handed reliever fully expects this absence to be brief, however.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 4 weeks ago

Duensing will be limited for about three or four days after taking a liner off his upper left leg in Tuesday's spring training game against the Blue Jays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Duensing was removed from the game after absorbing the shot, but he sustained nothing more than a large bruise. While he's unsurprisingly nursing a bit of soreness, Duensing has been cleraed by doctors to continue working out, though it doesn't sound like he'll be available for games. Duensing is projected to serve as the Twins' top left-handed setup man this season behind closer Glen Perkins.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 3 months ago

Duensing and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract, Phil Ervin of Fox Sports North reports.

This will be Duensing's last arbitration agreement before free agency, but he could be in for a rough contract year. The lefty outperformed his FIP by well more than a run and registered his lowest strikeout rate since 2010.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 9 months ago

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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 year ago

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.