While listening to assistant general manager Rob Antony deliver the traditional clubhouse talk on the first day of full-squad workouts, Minnesota Twins reliever Brian Duensing kept thinking of Terry Ryan.
That speech, given on Saturday, had been Ryan's responsibility for all but four springs since he replaced Andy MacPhail as general manager nearly two decades ago. With Ryan...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Sitting with his head buried in his Target Field clubhouse locker, a framed 4x6 of his 1-year-old daughter, McKenna, watching over his nonchalant pregame routine of iPad chicanery, Brian Duensing suddenly received an open-palmed slap to the back of the neck.
The 30-year-old Twins reliever swiveled his chair slightly to the left -- his pitching arm side -- just enough...
The Minnesota Twins had all sorts of fun at the expense of the Chicago White Sox on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 3-2.
Nobody benefited more than reliever Brian Duensing , who came into the day with a 4-1 record and left 6-1 after throwing a total of 14 pitches.
Here's the short story on what turned out to be, well, a short story:
Duensing was the pitcher...
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic baseball movie "The Sandlot", actors from the movie visited the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox before Friday night's game at Target Field. Photo via @BrianDuensing52. Chauncey Leopardi (who played Michael "Squints" Palledorous) and Patrick Renna (who played Ham Porter) with players on both teams, including...
Last Saturday, Brian Duensing had just a few hours between a late-night text from pitching coach Rick Anderson and his Sunday start against the Indians. It was a six-inning, one-run affair, a last-minute start after the team traded Francisco Liriano to the White Sox. That afternoon, Duensing proved that perhaps no preparation is the best kind.On Friday, in his second start since...
MINNEAPOLIS Tucked away in Brian Duensing's closet is a wardrobe of clothing he'll never wear again, everything from shoes to jackets, shirts and pants. He hasn't put any of it on since 2008, but he can't bring himself to get rid of it.
The wardrobe isn't his style, Duensing said, but it's special none the less. It's his Olympic wardrobe from Beijing...
The All-Star break didn't slow the Oakland Athletics, and a thumb injury isn't posing a problem for Yoenis Cespedes.
He'll try to keep the A's hot Sunday as they look to complete a three-game road sweep of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in more than 12 years.
Oakland (45-43) entered the break winning six of seven, and has picked up right where it left off...
Minnesota Twins starter Brian Duensing left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning after being hit in the left ankle by a batted ball.
Alex Avila led off the inning with a one-hopper that hit Duensing squarely on the ankle. He took one step toward the ball before collapsing in pain. Twins catcher Joe Mauer threw Avila out at first before Duensing was surrounded by teammates...
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July 04, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS During his young major-league career, Twins left-hander Brian Duensing has never complained about his role. He's bounced between Minnesota's rotation and its bullpen in three seasons and was always just happy to be in the majors.
Duensing's role could likely change again for the 2012 season. After starting 28 games in 2011, Duensing is the probable candidate...
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The Minnesota Twins are planning to move Brian Duensing back to the bullpen next year.
Duensing struggled last season while making 28 starts in 32 appearances, posting a 9-14 record with a 5.23 ERA.
The 28-year-old lefthander went 10-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 2010, making 13 starts and 40 appearances out of the bullpen.