Duffey (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings in Saturday's 18-4 win over the Mariners, allowing one hit and striking out three batters to earn the win.
Starter Jose Berrios ran up a high pitch count, leaving Duffey as the pitcher of record in the blowout win. The 28-year-old right hander has a 3.72 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 14 strikeouts over eight appearances (9.2 innings) this season. He'll continue to see the bulk of his usage in middle relief.
Duffey was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Monday.
Duffey has pitched well in the major leagues this season, posting a 1.42 ERA with 10 punchouts over 6.1 innings, and he'll get another opportunity out of the bullpen. Jake Cave was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Duffey was sent back to Triple-A after serving as the 26th man on the roster for Saturday's doubleheader, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He threw a scoreless inning with three strikeouts in the second game.
Duffey has pitched well in the majors this season with a 1.42 ERA and 10:2 K:BB ratio in 6.1 innings. However, he can't find a regular spot in the bullpen and is likely to shuttle back and forth between Triple-A and the majors.
Duffey was recalled as the 26th man on the roster for Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Duffey was added to the roster to give the Twins an extra arm out of the bullpen for Saturday's twin bill. He figures to return to the minors after the second game barring any unforeseen circumstances.
The Twins optioned Duffey to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
Duffey was unlikely to be available for Wednesday's series finale with the Astros after he worked 1.1 innings in relief Tuesday and gave up four unearned runs on two hits and a walk. As a result, the Twins will swap him off the roster in exchange for a fresher bullpen arm in Fernando Romero.
Duffey threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to Toronto. Duffey has worked with new Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to throw higher in the strike zone and quit using his sinker, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Twins and Johnson have changed the team's philosophy, with pitchers throwing strikes higher in the strike zone, and Duffey may benefit as he had six scoreless innings at Triple-A with 11 strikeouts before he as called up before Tuesday's game. Duffey could provide the Twins with a much needed boost in middle relief, while high-leverage opportunities can be had if he has success.
Duffey was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
Duffey has allowed one run while striking out 11 in six innings for Rochester this season. He hasn't had nearly that sort of success in parts of four big-league seasons, posting a 5.46 ERA and a mediocre 20.2 percent strikeout rate. Andrew Vazquez was optioned to Rochester in a corresponding move.
Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.
Duffey spent more time in the minors than the majors last season as he appears to be out of Minnesota's long-term plans despite stretches of being productive as a reliever in 2017. With a minor-league option left, he's likely to be shuttled up and down from Triple-A.
Duffey threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout in his first spring appearance in Saturday's split squad loss to Baltimore.
Duffey is likely on the outside looking in for a spot in Minnesota's bullpen, especially since he has a minor-league option left. He's likely a candidate to provide depth and be shuttled up and down from Triple-A.
Duffey allowed one run on two hits in a no-decision against the Yankees on Tuesday, striking out one and walking zero in two innings.
As anticipated, Duffey went just a couple innings (throwing 29 pitches) in his start and handed off the ball to long reliever Kohl Stewart. This was Duffey's first start of the year and his 15th appearance overall, and he now carries a 8.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with a 16:2 K:BB in 21 innings this season. It's likely the 27-year-old will be returning to the bullpen.
Duffey will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Yankees, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Duffey figures to throw the customary 1-to-2 innings and then make way for a long reliever. Through 14 relief appearances for the Twins this season, he's accrued a 9.00 ERA with 15 strikeouts over 19 frames.
Duffey has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Duffey has been excellent at Triple-A with a 2.90 ERA and 9.6 K/9, but has given up 12 earned runs in 17 innings in the majors. He'll work in middle to long relief in September.
Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Duffey was sent back to the minors following Sunday's game to clear a roster spot for Stephen Gonsalves, who is set to be summoned from Triple-A to start Monday. The 27-year-old Duffey owns a 6.35 ERA across 17 big-league innings this season.
Duffey was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.
As expected, Duffey will join the big-league bullpen following the trade of Fernando Rodney to the Athletics on Thursday. Across seven appearances with Minnesota this year, Duffey has posted a 6.35 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Look for him to be deployed in low-leverage spots while he's with the team.
Duffey is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
After Fernando Rodney was dealt to the Athletics on Thursday, the Twins are in need of a reliever, so they'll add Duffey to the 25-man roster. He's made seven appearances out of the bullpen for Minnesota in 2018, although he's accrued an ugly 6.35 ERA with eight strikeouts across 11.1 frames.
Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Friday's 4-2 loss to the Angels, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Duffey made three relief appearances during his latest big-league stint, tossing five scoreless innings and striking out three. A corresponding roster move is expected to be made prior to Saturday's tilt.
Duffey was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Duffey has appeared in three games for the Twins this season, accruing a disastrous 13.50 ERA and 2.25 WHIP with four strikeouts across 5.1 innings. He figures to offer assistance out of the Minnesota bullpen during his latest stint in the major leagues.
Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Duffey gave up one run over three innings during Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Reds. Since being recalled from Rochester on April 24, Duffey has thrown 5.1 innings over three games, during which he's surrendered four home runs. The Twins plan on announcing a corresponding move before Monday's game against the Blue Jays.
Duffey was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old has been outstanding out of the bullpen for the Red Wings, tossing 11 scoreless innings to start the season to go with a 14:1 K:BB in that span. Duffey will head to the majors to offer bullpen help, though he'll likely start out in middle relief until he proves he can get big-league hitters out.
Duffey was optioned Thursday to Triple-A Rochester, where he'll work out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Duffey was in contention for the final spot in the Twins' Opening Day rotation, but that will now fall to Phil Hughes following the right-hander's demotion. While the Twins probably won't close the door completely on Duffey starting again should more injuries hit the rotation, working in the bullpen will probably represent his quickest path back to the big leagues. After starting 26 games for the Twins in 2016, Duffey worked exclusively as a reliever during the 2017 campaign, delivering a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 67:18 K:BB over 71 frames.
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|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||4||5||4.45||15||9||0||0||0||62.2||67||37||31||3||4||17||44|
|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||3||2||2.78||9||9||0||0||0||58.1||49||19||18||5||1||6||47|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||3||0||2.82||4||4||0||0||0||22.1||22||8||7||0||0||5||13|
|2014||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||2||0||3.94||3||3||0||0||0||16.0||16||7||7||3||1||6||16|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||8||3||3.80||18||18||0||0||0||111.1||104||52||47||14||5||19||84|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||5||6||2.53||14||14||1||1||0||85.1||73||32||24||1||1||18||68|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||1||1||2.93||5||5||1||0||0||30.2||24||10||10||4||0||12||25|