Found June 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Manager Ron Gardenhire is in no position to turn down solid starting pitching, so when left-hander Brian Duensing makes his first start of the season Saturday it will be less a spot start than an audition. Not only do the Minnesota Twins have one of baseball's worst rotations, they have two starters on the disabled list and a doubleheader looming. "I can honestly tell you," Gardenhire said, "I'm not looking to take people out of the rotation. If you start and you do well, we'll find something." The Twins have an off day Thursday but are scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday against the Royals at Target Field, a day-night affair made necessary by an April rainout. After the Royals series, the Twins go to Detroit and Texas for a seven-game trip that leads into the All-Star break. That's 17 games in 17 days. So, even though Duensing has been very good in the bullpen -- 1-2 with a 3.12 earned-run average in 30 appearances -- Gardenhire is ...
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