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Cubs send reliever Duensing (shoulder) to DL

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs placed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder fatigue prior to Sunday's series finale vs. the Twins at Wrigley Field and recalled right-hander Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa.

Duensing has struggled in recent outings, allowing 15 earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last seven appearances. He pitched one inning in the Cubs' 14-9 win over the Twins on Saturday and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks.

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs placed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder fatigue prior to Sunday's series finale vs. the Twins at Wrigley Field and recalled right-hander Dillon Maples from Triple-A Iowa.

Duensing has struggled in recent outings, allowing 15 earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last seven appearances. He pitched one inning in the Cubs' 14-9 win over the Twins on Saturday and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks.

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Maples, a 26-year-old with a wicked breaking ball and the Cubs' No. 12-ranked prospect, dazzled in two innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday, his lone Major League appearance this season. In that appearance, Maples struck out three and walked two, garnering high praise from manager Joe Maddon.

Matthew Martell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.

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