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Twins prank bullpen coach by hiding in his locker with airhorn (Video)

The Minnesota Twins pranked bullpen coach Eddie Guardado by hiding in his locker with an airhorn, and were extremely successful in scaring the bejesus out of him. Not only did Bruno dance last night, we made Guardado dance too. pic.twitter.com/pJHYRFS86j— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) June 23, 2015Reliever Brian Duensing blew the airhorn, so he's the one who will have to watch his...
Via Holdout Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins coach Eddie Guardado shot with an airhorn

Minnesota Twins bullpen coach Eddie Guardado was shot with an airhorn by pitcher Brian Duensing yesterday.Much to the delight of many. Not only did Bruno dance last night, we made Guardado dance too. pic.twitter.com/pJHYRFS86j— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) June 23, 2015[Dan Carson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins outlast Pirates in marathon contest

PITTSBURGH -- A dozen seasons in, there is still plenty of life in Joe Mauer's bat. And hey, a little power too. The Minnesota Twins first baseman took an 89 mph slider from Pittsburgh's Antonio Bastardo and sent it just over the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field in the top of the 13th to help the Twins to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The homer was Mauer's first of the season...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Extra pain

The Pirates entered the night 0-5 in extras…but hey, all of those were on the road, and this time around they had to be feeling kind of good after coming back to tie it up after a quick 3-0 hole….annnnnd now it’s 0-6. This team is in a bad place right now. Sure, they were able to recover after it looked like another disastrous Jeff Locke outing. Locke deserves credit for righting...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins activate Nolasco, Duensing off DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco and reliever Brian Duensing were activated off the disabled list after Friday night's game. Nolasco, who has been out since April 11 with right elbow inflammation, is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He started one game earlier this year, giving up six earned runs in three innings. Duensing...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of April 19th

Here is a recap of the last week for the Minnesota Twins The Twins placed Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal strain. Duensing was one of the few left handed arms the Twins had on the major league roster, and was replaced by left handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar, who was called up from AAA Rochester. In the last two years, Thielbar is 5-4 with a 2.59 ERA with...
Via Baseball Essential
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins place Duensing on 15-day disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of muscles in his rib cage. The Twins announced on Friday Duensing sustained an intercostal strain the day before during his appearance in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Duensing has been used as the team's left-handed specialist out of the bullpen...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit a ridiculous broken bat home run

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – it’s Spring Training, and what happens doesn’t matter all that much, and blah blah blah. But on Monday night, Mike Napoli hit a home run that broke his bat. It was ridiculous, incredible, and completely awesome. Imagine being Brian Duensing here. You jam Napoli and do enough to break his bat…and yet, he’s still trotting around the bases and Red...
Via Bloguin Best
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit a ridiculous broken bat home run

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – it’s Spring Training, and what happens doesn’t matter all that much, and blah blah blah. But on Monday night, Mike Napoli hit a home run that broke his bat. It was ridiculous, incredible, and completely awesome. Imagine being Brian Duensing here. You jam Napoli and do enough to break his bat…and yet, he’s still trotting around the bases and Red...
Via The Outside Corner
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Early surge propels Red Sox past Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on an inside pitch from Brian Duensing. The Red Sox went on to score six more times in the inning off Duensing. Xander Bogaerts...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox's Napoli spurs 7-run inning with broken-bat homer

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on an inside pitch from Brian Duensing. The Red Sox went on to score six more times in the inning off Duensing. Xander...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

In season of change, Duensing a constant in bullpen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hitters may know what's coming when Minnesota's Brian Duensing takes the mound, but that doesn't mean they're going to hit his best pitch. "That would be a sinker, the two-seam fastball," the left-handed Duensing said prior to taking part in drills on day four of the Twins' spring training camp at Hammond Stadium. All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki agreed. "With that...
Via Fox Sports North
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins, left-hander Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal

  The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing. Duensing, a lefty specialist out of the bullpen, went 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 54 appearances...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins, Duensing agree to $2.7M, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Duensing on a $2.7 million, one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The Twins announced the deal on Saturday. It also allowed the Twins to reach deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players without going to a hearing. Duensing, a lefty specialist out of the bullpen, went 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins agree to deal with Duensing

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins inked a new deal with relief pitcher Brian Duensing on Saturday, avoiding arbitration with the last of six arbitration-eligible players this offseason. Minnesota and the veteran left-hander agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million deal, the team announced during its annual TwinsFest event at Target Field. Duensing was prepared to attend an arbitration hearing but...
Via Fox Sports North
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer, Twins reach $1.55 million, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The deal was reached Friday, giving the Twins contracts with five of their six arbitration-eligible players. Left-handed reliever Brian Duensing remains unsigned. Schafer was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves last August and batted...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins sign four players, avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins signed four players to contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with them. The team announced it has inked left-hander Tommy Milone, third baseman Trevor Plouffe, reliever Casey Fien and infielder Eduardo Nunez to one-year deals. Milone, who was acquired in a trade with Oakland during the 2014 season, is set to earn $2.775 million in 2015. Plouffe...
Via Fox Sports North
January 16, 2015  |  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 players more than a little excited to celebrate Little Big League Day

MINNEAPOLIS -- The fact that Billy Heywood wore No. 20 isn't lost on Chris Colabello. Heywood, of course, was the fictional 12-year-old kid who inherited the Twins from his late grandfather in the movie "Little Big League." After becoming the team's owner, he later made himself the manager and led Minnesota on a storybook comeback in a film that captured the hearts and minds of children...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part of the second half for...
Via Down with Goldy
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tight AL Central keeping Twins in the mix

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are finally home after a long, 10-day, nine-game road trip that saw them drop two of three series. They've lost a season-high five straight games, including a three-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox -- all of which were one-run losses. Yet despite all that, last-place Minnesota finds itself just six games out of first place in what has...
Via Fox Sports North
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins draft glut of college relievers, likely will keep them in bullpen

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was asked over the weekend if he's thought about what it would be like to have a reliever who throws 103 mph as a weapon in his bullpen. "Daily," the skipper replied. That reliever would be Nick Burdi, the University of Louisville closer whom Minnesota drafted in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Thursday. In fact, the Twins took...
Via Fox Sports North
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins starters aiding bullpen by going deeper into games

No bullpen threw more innings in 2013 than the Minnesota Twins. That's because no starting rotation struggled more last year more than Minnesota's. Despite adding a few pieces to the rotation this offseason, that trend appeared as if it would continue early on in 2014. Several of the starters failed to get deep into games, and manager Ron Gardenhire had to dip into his bullpen earlier...
Via Fox Sports North
May 23, 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.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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