The Twins activated pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Brian Duensing from the disabled list Friday, the team announced. Nolasco was pitching in Class A for his rehab assignment because of right elbow inflammation, while Duensing missed the last 14 games with a right intercostal strain. In order to have Nolasco and Duensing on the 25-roster, the team sent pitchers Tommy Milone and Caleb Thielbar to its Triple-A affiliate.
Twins pitcher Brian Duensing (intercostal) faced live hitters in a 30-pitch simulated game on Thursday. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Duensing is on track to be reinstated from the disabled list on Saturday.
After throwing a bullpen session Monday, Twins pitcher Brian Duensing will face live hitters in a simulated game Thursday, reports MLB.com. "Duensing threw a side [Monday] of about 30 pitches and felt good," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "He'll face live hitters before the game on Thursday in the afternoon." Duensing is suffering from a strained intercostal, which landed him on the disabled list.
Twins pitcher Brian Duensing was able to begin his throwing program Wednesday without any issues or discomfort, reports MLB.com. Duensing, who was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a strained right intercostal, will continue to work through the throwing program, but remains without a timetable for his return. "Duensing played catch and everything went fine," assistant general manager Rob Antony said.
Twins pitcher Brian Duensing is on track with recovery and scheduled to begin soft tossing Wednesday, assistant general manager Rob Antony said per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Duensing, who is dealing with an intercostal or abdominal strain, has yet to have a setback with his recovery. He is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, but is not expected to be back with the team until mid-May. Duensing has one save this year in 3 2/3 innings with a 7.36 ERA.