Former Husker, Cubs’ reliever Duensing signs extension

Former Husker, Cubs’ reliever Duensing signs extension

The Chicago Cubs have resigned free-agent relief pitcher and former Husker Brian Duensing to a two-year, seven-million-dollar contract.

Duensing had a 1-1 record for the Cubs last season with a 2.74 ERA. Duensing, along with Mike Montgomery, give the Cubs a pair of strong, late-inning left-handers.

Duensing played for Nebraska from 2002-2005, earning all-Big 12 honors in both the ’02 and ’05 seasons. He was originally a third-round draft pick by the Minnesota Twins in 2005.

In nine major-league seasons, Duensing carries a career ERA of 4.01. He was with the Twins from 2009-2015. He spent the 2016 season with the Baltimore Orioles.