Brian Duensing RP MIN 1 Month

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 7 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 11 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 11 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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Sep 01 '79

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.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Feb 01 '79

Brian Duensing is currently dealing with flu-like symptoms.

Duensing is scheduled to have an IV this afternoon, so his status isn't yet known. He wouldn't have been available if Monday's game was played.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Oct 29 '78

Twins avoided arbitration with LHP Brian Duensing by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

It was his first year of arbitration. Duensing has posted an ugly 5.19 ERA over the last two years for the Twins in a swingman role.

Brian Duensing RP MIN Jun 01 '78

Brian Duensing pitched six quality innings Monday night, holding the A's to two runs and striking out seven in a victory.

Duensing won for just the second time in nine starts this season. He was expected to return to the bullpen after Carl Pavano came off the disabled list, but who knows if that will materialize? Expect him to pitch in Texas this weekend, which won't make him recommended in AL-only leagues.