Jul 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brian Duensing (52) prepares to deliver in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Twins defeated the Rockies 9-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Twins Trade Rumors: Brian Duensing on the Move?

Brian Duensing has been a household name for the Minnesota Twins for a significant amount of time, however, the 31-year-old could be looking at the end of his Minnesota Twins career.  With the 2014 Major League Baseball trade deadline fast approaching, it appears the left-hander could be on the move.

The Twins are running out of trade chips with the market for Kurt Suzuki and Josh Willingham dwindling, so Duensing could be their best bet.

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press believes that the Twins could be field calls on Duensing very soon.  Left handed pitching is at a premium in the major leagues, and left-handed delivers are few and far between.  Andrew Miller and Antonio Bastardo have both drawn trade interest thus far, so Duensing could be hearing his name soon as well.

On the season, Duensing owns a 2.27 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  Both of those numbers register among the best in the big leagues, and Duensing is currently under utilized on a non competing playoff team.

For the Twins, Duensing has yet to be approached about a contract extension.  At 31, he has arguably at least a few strong years left as a reliever in him, but nothing has come to fruition.  With his current contract. Brian Duensing is set to become a free agent following the 2015 season.

The Twins are hoping that Kendrys Morales wasn’t their only player with any value to competing teams, and should the right offer come through in the next day, Brian Duensing could find himself with not only a new home, but a renewed sense of hope for October.

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