Duensing agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Cubs on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. 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.
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. 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.
Duensing (elbow) is expected to be activated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. 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.
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. 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.
Duensing (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. 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.