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Braves' Kurt Suzuki steps up big time for ill 3-year-old

The latest social media effort, the #TruckerToughChallenge, began Jan. 31.About four months earlier, the Dukes family had stopped radiation on their little Trucker, ending all of the conventional cancer treatment that his mother, Shauna, had labeled “soooo toxic.”Trucker, 3, had been through enough while fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma -- not just radiation, but also chemotherapy...
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7 days ago

Cardinals deserved far worse punishment from MLB after hacking Astros

My first reaction? The Cardinals got off easy.Their top two picks from this year's draft -- Nos. 56 and 75 -- are going to the Astros, along with the accompanying pool money. They also must pay the Astros $2 million within 30 days of Monday's decision.I wish commissioner Rob Manfred had gone further, forcing the Cardinals to also sacrifice their next first-round pick and/or international...
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24 days ago

Cubs reach 1-year deal with LHP Duensing

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with left-hander Brian Duensing. The contract is worth $2 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose contract terms Friday. Duensing went 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA in 14 relief appearances for the Baltimore Orioles last season. He pitched...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Orioles reliever requires surgery after adjusting bullpen chair

Baseball is full of history, and its history is certainly full of crazy injuries. On Wednesday, the baseball world added another one to the “he hurt himself doing what?” list. That’s because Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Duensing is now facing surgery following the relatively simple task of adjusting his chair in the bullpen on Monday night. Yes, Duensing managed to hurt...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Duensing needs surgery after freak injury involving bullpen chair

After spending the first seven years of his major league career with the Twins, Brian Duensing is in his first with the Orioles, one that will include a lengthy absence as a result of a freak injury. The Orioles played the Rangers on Monday in a make up game for one that was postponed due to rain in mid-April. It was during that game the Baltimore relief pitcher felt discomfort in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Orioles RP Brian Duensing injured himself adjusting bullpen chair

With Jeremy Affeldt retired, Major League Baseball needs a new king of strange injuries. Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Duensing has thrown his hat into the ring, injuring himself in rather unique fashion. Duensing said freak injury adjusting In his chair in bullpen in Texas and felt soreness in elbow. Had it checked out. And found it inflamed — Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Duensing Ponders Opt Outs and Home

Brian Duensing’s baseball future is tenuous. The 33-year-old southpaw is currently an Oriole, but his time in Baltimore could be short. Signed off the scrap heap a few weeks ago, he’s failed to impress in five outings. He could easily be the odd man out the next time a roster move is made. Duensing was cast aside by his long-time team over the winter. A member of the Minnesota...
Via Fangraphs
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Starting vs Relieving, Trade Dialogue and Much, Much More

Becoming a full-time reliever has paid dividends for Brian Duensing. The 31-year-old southpaw had mixed success as a swing-man for the Twins from 2009-2012. The best of those campaigns came in 2010 when he pitched primarily out of the bullpen. The worst was 2011 when he worked almost exclusively as a starter. The writing was […]
Via Fangraphs
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Duensing's T-shirt, Twitter campaign raises childhood-cancer awareness

MINNEAPOLIS -- Next to Brian Duensing's locker in the Minnesota Twins clubhouse sat a stack of boxes and padded envelopes, nearly 20 in all. As a professional athlete, Duensing is used to getting mail sent to him from fans, so the pile of packages didn't appear too out of the ordinary. But this was no ordinary fan mail. In late August, the Twins reliever took to his Twitter account...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins activate Duensing from paternity list

The Twins activated left-handed reliever Brian Duensing from the paternity list Thursday and sent Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester. Duensing was placed on the list before Monday's season opener. His wife, Lisa, gave birth to their son Boston Matthew on Tuesday morning in Omaha, Neb. Tonkin pitched one scoreless inning in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox, allowing one hit and...
Via Fox Sports North
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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