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 to move from the rotation to the bullpen after the Twins signed veteran Jason Marquis in the offseason.
Once again, it doesn't matter to Duensing when he pitches.
"I would prefer to start, but I understand the situation that we're in now," Duensing said last month at TwinsFest. "I know it's clich, but honestly, whatever I can do to help the team is what I'd like to do. If that's coming out of the bullpen, whether it be long relief guy or every seventh day, it doesn't matter to me as long as I can help the team and be pitching at this level."
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