Brian Duensing RP MIN 3 Days

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 Days

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 Days

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 5 Days

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 2 Months

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 8 Months

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 12 Months

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 12 Months

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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Oct 28 '79

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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Sep 12 '79

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 the Twins are willing to keep him around 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.