Brian Duensing

#52 RP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 lb Age: 32 College: Nebraska Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Twins reinstate Ricky Nolasco, Brian Duensing from disabled list

      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.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Twins' Brian Duensing could be activated from DL on Saturday

      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.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Twins P Brian Duensing to face batters Thursday

      After throwing a bullpen session Monday, Twins pitcher Brian Duensing will face live hitters in a simulated game Thursday, reports "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.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing begins throwing program Wednesday

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing was able to begin his throwing program Wednesday without any issues or discomfort, reports 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.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing to begin soft tossing Wednesday

      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.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Twins lefty Brian Duensing placed on DL

      A right intercostal strain has landed Twins left-handed reliever Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list. The injury was sustained Thursday against Kansas City. Duensing gave up three hits and two earned runs in one-third of an inning to force closer Glen Perkins into the game. Duensing goes down with a 7.36 ERA and three runs allowed in the last two-thirds of an inning.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Twins' Brian Duensing collects second career save

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing collected a four-out save Friday against the White Sox -- his first save since May 28, 2013, and just the second of his career. The Twins had a 3-0 lead in the eighth and had closer Glenn Perkins warm up in the bullpen. Minnesota scored three more runs in the top of the ninth and opted to stay with Duensing for the final three outs of the game. He allowed one hit and no walks in 1 1/3 innings of work.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Twins bullpen set after Caleb Thielbar sent down to minors

      The Twins have optioned left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar down to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, according to With Thielbar heading down to the minors to start the season, Minnesota's seven-man bullpen will include Glen Perkins, Casey Fien, Brian Duensing, JR Graham, Blaine Boyer, Mike Pelfrey and Tim Stauffer.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing struggles in outing Monday

      Twins pitcher Brian Duensing struggled through his start Monday against the Red Sox, allowing six runs on eight hits in just one inning of work. It was Duensing's first true rough start of spring training, after allowing just one run in his last seven appearances. '"He couldn't make pitches, he got behind. But he's had a good spring overall. Things kind of snowballed on him," manager Paul Molitor said to the Star Tribune. "We just couldn't get him through that inning. I'm willing to let that go by. Obviously, you don't want to see that for anybody, but he'll be back out there."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Twins' Molitor intends to use Fien, Duensing in setup role

      Twins manager Paul Molitor said Monday he envisions Casey Fien as the team's setup man in front of closer Glen Perkins, per Molitor added, however, he will consider using Brian Duensing in that role as well, if there are a few left-handed batters coming up.

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