11:58 AM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

Twinsights: Brian Duensing defends Mets’ Daniel Murphy in wake of baby controversy

CLEVELAND -- Brian Duensing has never met legendary New York talk-show host Mike Francesa, but the Twins reliever was troubled from afar by Francesa’s criticism of Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy this week. Like Duensing, Murphy missed Opening Day to be with his wife for the birth of their child. Unlike Duensing, who missed just two games before returning in time for Thursday’s game in Chicago, Murphy found himself in the middle of a media firestorm after Francesa mocked him on WFAN radio for putting his family before his work. “I don’t know what the deal was there,” Duensin......
KFFL Apr 3, 2014

Twins | Brian Duensing activated

The Minnesota Twins have activated RP Brian Duensing from the paternity list Thursday, April 3.

Brian Duensing on naming his son "Boston"

Twins pitcher Brian Duensing says his newborn son is only person he knows of named "Boston."

Twinsights: Brian Duensing (Boston’s father) returns to Twins bullpen

CHICAGO -- Reliever Brian Duensing rejoined the Twins on Thursday morning, but the proud father had no explanation for “Boston Matthew,” the unusual name he and wife Lisa gave their newborn son. “It has nothing to do with the city or the (Red Sox) team,” Duensing said. “There are a lot of theories, but there’s no specific reason. I’m sure there are other people with that name, but I’ve never met or known anyone with that name.” Duensing, whose middle name is “Matthew,” insisted the boy’s first name had nothing to do with beans, rotisserie chicken, rock groups or t......
KFFL Apr 2, 2014

Twins | Brian Duensing to return Thursday

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Wednesday, April 2, that P Brian Duensing (personal) will ...

Twinsights: Brian Duensing goes on paternity leave, Michael Tonkin takes his place

CHICAGO – Minnesota Twins reliever Brian Duensing left the team to be with his wife Lisa for the birth of their second child. The birth was expected to be induced Sunday in Omaha, Neb., where the career-long Twins pitcher makes his offseason home. Duensing, a left-hander, will be placed on the three-day paternity list before Monday’s Opening Day game in Chicago. Rookie right-hander Michael Tonkin, who was at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday for the unofficial workout, will take Duensing’s place on the roster. “It’s a beautiful thing,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “We......
KFFL Mar 30, 2014

Twins | Brian Duensing headed to paternity list

The Minnesota Twins will place RP Brian Duensing on the three-day paternity list Monday, March ...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Mar 24, 2014

Twins: Money could end Brian Duensing's stay in Minnesota

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Only Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins have remained on the Minnesota Twins' big-league roster longer than Brian Duensing, who has started and relieved for them since 2009.
Twinkie Town Mar 24, 2014
Twins Release Matt Guerrier

Twins Release Matt Guerrier

Former set-up man's career may be over. This morning, the Twins announced that they've chosen to release Matt Guerrier. Guerrier, 35, pitched four innings in five appearances for the team this spring, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out three and walking zero. The only pitcher still in camp who has thrown fewer innings is Brian Duensing. It's not a surprise that Guerrier is getting released today. He wasn't going to go north with the team, and he's due a roster bonus of $100,000 tomorrow. Should Jason Kubel remain on the roster, he's also eligible for the roster...

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