Cubs place LHP Brian Duensing on 10-day DL … RHP Dillon Maples recalled from Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs made a predictable roster move Sunday prior to the finale of the three-game series with the Twins. The Cubs placed the struggling Brian Duensing on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder fatigue. RHP Dillion Maples was recalled from Iowa to take Duensing’s spot in the pen.
Dillon Maples will be available for the Cubs as the teams concludes its three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Wrigley Field.
The 26-year-old Maples joins the Cubs for the second time this season, as he tossed two scoreless innings last Wednesday at Dodger Stadium before being optioned back to Iowa the next day. Maples has gone 2-2 with five saves and a 3.20 ERA (nine earned runs in 25 1/3 innings) in 26 relief outings with Iowa this season. Maples has struck out 42 batters while walking 24, and has limited opponents to a .170 average. In his last 12 Triple-A outings since May 25, he has allowed just one unearned run in 11 2/3 innings, walking seven, striking out 20 and holding the opponent to a .108 average and a .385 OPS.
Maples was originally selected by the Cubs in the 14th round of the 2011 Draft. He made his Major League debut in the final month of last season, allowing six runs in six relief outings (5 1/3 innings).
Overall, he is 15-19 with 29 saves and a 4.42 ERA (133 earned runs in 271 innings) in 161 career appearances (all but 30 in relief) covering seven minor league seasons. Last year, he struck out 100 batters in 63 1/3 innings across three minor league levels.
Brian Duensing, 35, is 2-0 with one save and a 6.92 ERA (20 earned runs in 26 innings) in 35 relief appearances for the Cubs this season.