The Chicago Cubs announced on Friday morning that left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with left should inflammation. In a corresponding move, left-handed pitcher Randy Rosario has been recalled from the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
Duensing has appeared in 43 games for the Cubs this season and has a 3-0 record as well as a save. Currently he has a 7.34 ERA mostly due to a rough 13.75 ERA over his last 20 appearances. He started the season remarkably well with a 0.54 RA through May 27th. This is not Duensing’s first trip to the disabled list this season, as he was previously out at the start of July with shoulder fatigue.
Randy Rosario makes his fourth trip up the major leagues with this recall. He’s done exceptionally well with his limited time with the big club, having a 4-0 record and 1.97 ERA. His ERA in Iowa is even more impressive, with 0.46 over 12 games.
Rosario was demoted earlier this week to make room for new arrival Brandon Kintzler in the bullpen, but an injury allows him to be recalled sooner that the minimum wait period. Joe Maddon admitted this week he knew Rosario was surprised by his demotion, “I know he was upset. It kind of took him by surprise, a little off guard. He did a great job.” Now Rosario will have another opportunity to show what he’s made of.