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Cubs' Tyler Duffey: Hits open market
Duffey has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor-league contract with the Cubs and will need to either be released or added to Chicago's 26-man active roster in the next 48 hours, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The veteran reliever has put up a 4.43 ERA with 24 strikeouts across 18 appearances with Triple-A Iowa. Unless the Cubs are willing to clear a spot for him in the big-league bullpen, Duffey should head to the open market by the end of the weekend.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Tyler Duffey: Gets NRI deal from Cubs
Duffey signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
Duffey has been given an invitation to major-league spring training, where he would seem to stand a decent chance of cracking the Opening Day bullpen. The 32-year-old posted a 4.91 ERA for the Twins in 2022 before eventually being released, but he held a 2.69 ERA and 174:48 K;BB across 144 frames for them from 2019-21. It's a fine no-risk signing by the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Tyler Duffey: Catches on with Yanks
Duffey and the Yankees agreed Wednesday on a contract, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Duffey will join his third organization of the season after his long run with the Twins came to an end earlier this month before he joined the Rangers for a brief pit stop, only to opt out of his minor-league deal with Texas just over two weeks later. The 31-year-old righty had turned in an unremarkable 4.91 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 44 innings in the majors with Minnesota earlier this season, but he delivered a 2.69 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 21.6 K-BB% across 144 frames from 2019 through 2021. Duffey is initially expected to report to the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he could be in the mix for a promotion to the big-league bullpen in the final month of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Tyler Duffey: Heads to open market
Duffey informed the Rangers on Sunday that he intends to opt out of his minor-league contract, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Duffey's stay with the Rangers organization lasted just over two weeks, with the right-hander making four relief appearances at Triple-A Round Rock while striking out five over five innings and allowing one unearned run on five hits and four walks. His decision to pursue free agency likely was a result of Duffey not getting the impression that he was in line for a call-up to the Rangers when the 26-man active roster expands to 28 on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Duffey: Gets minors deal with Rangers
Duffey signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Duffey was released by the Twins on Monday after struggling to a 4.91 ERA in 44 innings this season. It's not surprising that he quickly latched on with another club, however, as he cruised to a 2.69 ERA from 2019 to 2021. A modest bounceback would make Duffey a useful option down the stretch for the Rangers, and a full return to his previous form would make him one of the team's best relievers.... See More ... See Less
Tyler Duffey: Hits open market
The Twins granted Duffey his release Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Duffey cleared waivers after the Twins designated him for assignment Friday, but rather than reporting to Triple-A St. Paul, he'll attempt to find work in another organization. Though none of baseball's other 29 teams were willing to put in a waiver claim on Duffey and take on the money remaining on his $3.8 million contract for 2022 while he had struggled to the tune of a 4.91 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 44 innings this season, his prior success in the majors should be enough for him to quickly catch on elsewhere at a more affordable price. After moving to a full-time relief role following the 2016 season, the 31-year-old Duffey produced a 3.99 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 18.0 K-BB% in 284 innings with Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: DFA'd by Minnesota
Duffey was designated for assignment by the Twins on Friday.
The 31-year-old was a major bullpen piece for the Twins over the past few years with 47 holds entering this year, but he struggled in 2022 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 39:15 K:BB across 44 innings. Duffey could remain in the organization if he passes through waivers unclaimed, though he could also opt to become a free agent.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Secures second save
Duffey allowed a hit and struck out one to earn the save in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers.
This was Duffey's second save of the year, and his only other one came May 16. Notably, Jhoan Duran gave up a solo home run to Corey Seager in the eighth inning. Save chances haven't been frequent for the Twins lately, and there's little clarity as to who the favorite for ninth-inning duties might be. Duffey has a 4.14 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 36:11 K:BB across 37 innings while adding two saves, nine holds and three blown saves in 33 outings, but he's been sharper lately with an active 13-inning scoreless streak.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Continues recent turnaround
Duffey allowed no runs with no hits or walks while striking out four over 1.2 innings Thursday against the Guardians, and the addition of a changeup to his arsenal has contributed to his recent improvement, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Duffey has thrown nine scoreless innings over his last six appearances with a 8:2 K:BB. It's a stark turnaround after he began the season with a 6.38 ERA and 24:8 K:BB in his first 24 innings, a rough stretch that saw him relegated to low-leverage opportunities. Duffey has switched his pitch mix, relying less on a high fastball and using the changeup more frequently. He could return to a key setup role if he continues performing well.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Struggles again Tuesday
Duffey allowed three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over one inning Tuesday against the Yankees.
It was Duffey's second poor outing in a row after he allowed three runs and a home run in two-thirds of an inning at Toronto on Sunday. Duffey has given up nine runs in his last 4.2 innings with 10 hits allowed and four walks. He may need to be used in some lower-leverage spots until he gets out of his recent slump.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Notches first save
Duffey pitched a perfect inning against the Athletics on Monday, striking out one batter and earning a save.
Emilio Pagan has been the primary closer for Minnesota of late, but he pitched in three straight games over the weekend and was held out Monday. The Twins thus turned to Duffey with a two-run ninth-inning lead, and the right-hander came through with his first save of the season. Duffey hasn't allowed a run in his past six outings and is an important part of Minnesota's bullpen, but he doesn't figure to get many save chances going forward with Jhoan Duran joining Pagan in collecting a majority of the team's ninth-inning opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Picks up win in relief
Duffey (1-2) earned the victory, striking out two in one perfect inning in a 2-1 win Friday over the White Sox.
Duffey entered the game in the top of the eighth inning with the Twins losing 1-0 and had his best outing of the season. Facing the top of the Chicago lineup, he struck out the first two batters before getting Jose Abreu to ground out. Minnesota scored twice in the bottom half of the inning to put Duffey in line for the win. The 31-year-old got off to a rocky start this season, blowing two saves in his first four appearances, but was called upon late in a close game and was rewarded with the victory when he got the job done.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Tyler Duffey: Allows two home runs in loss
Duffey (0-2) took the loss after allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts in one inning in a 4-3 loss Tuesday in Kansas City.
Duffey gave up solo homers to Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier in the sixth inning. With the Twins leading 3-2 when Duffey entered, it was technically a blown save, his second of the season. The 31-year-old has pitched in the sixth or seventh innings in each appearance since his blown save April 9. Minnesota has yet to have any pitcher record a save in 2022 and it is unclear who will be given those opportunities when they arise.... See More ... See Less
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