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Samuel Deduno | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Samuel Deduno (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
He was cleared for game work after getting through another bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. Deduno should be ready for activation sometime next week. May 26 - 9:28 PM

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Samuel Deduno (back) threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Deduno should soon be cleared for simulated action. He's been out since May 18 with a lower back strain and will be used in a long relief role when he returns to the Twins.
May 26 - 4:25 PM

Samuel Deduno (back) will throw a bullpen session Saturday.

Deduno was sent for an MRI on his ailing back, but it evidently came back clean and he's ready to throw again. He'll be used in long relief once activated.
May 22 - 4:15 PM

Samuel Deduno (back) underwent an MRI Tuesday.

Deduno landed on the disabled list Monday with a lower back strain, although the pain is more in his right hip. The Astros are calling the MRI precautionary, but we won't know how long he might be out until the results come back.
May 20 - 10:01 AM

Astros placed RHP Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Deduno has posted an ugly 6.86 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 17/9 K/BB ratio in 21 innings this season for Houston. Top pitching prospect Lance McCullers is making his major league debut on Monday night against the A's and could be stick around if the outing goes well. Deduno will likely work in long relief when his health returns.
May 18 - 3:08 PM

Samuel Deduno was left in to give up 10 runs in 4 2/3 innings versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

Well, that's not very nice. The Astros were short-handed in the pen tonight and thus left him in to take the beating that raised his ERA from 2.70 to 7.00. Deduno was making his second straight start, but he'll probably return to the pen next time through.
May 6 - 11:06 PM

Samuel Deduno will start on Wednesday against the Rangers.

Deduno earned another outing after tossing four innings of one-run ball on Friday versus the Mariners. "I thought he competed very well," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "I think he had quite a few first-pitch strikes. I think his fastball was in the zone, which helped his breaking ball." Deduno could hold down the fifth spot in the rotation until Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is ready.
May 3 - 10:52 AM

Making a spot-start, Samuel Deduno held the Mariners to one run over four innings on Friday.

Deduno threw 61 pitches and did pretty much as well as the Astros could have hoped under the circumstances. The only run scored on an RBI double by Robinson Cano in the third. Deduno struck out four and walked two and figures to move back into middle relief.
May 2 - 12:03 AM

Samuel Deduno is expected to start on Friday against the Mariners.

Deduno holds a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances this season. The 31-year-old went just 2 1/3 innings and threw 38 pitches in his last outing, so he'll obviously be on a pitch count. He could hold down the fifth spot in the rotation until Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is ready.
Apr 29 - 3:01 PM

Samuel Deduno will open the season in long relief.

So the battle for the final rotation spot is down to Roberto Hernandez and Asher Wojciechowski. Deduno obviously carries no fantasy value in the Houston bullpen.

Samuel Deduno pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Monday versus the Nationals.

Deduno isn't expected to open the season in the bullpen as a middle reliever, but he'll likely make starts for Houston at some point during the season. He's allowed one run in eight innings this spring.
Mar 16 - 4:12 PM

Samuel Deduno threw four scoreless innings Saturday in a spot start against the Mets.

Deduno surrendered just one hit and one walk in the start -- his first as a member of the Astros. Deduno could be in the running for a rotation spot next spring, depending on what Houston does this offseason.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Samuel Deduno will make his first start for the Astros on Saturday against the Mets.

Deduno was claimed off waivers in late August but has only pitched 4 2/3 relief innings so far for the 'Stros. He holds a 6.52 ERA in eight starts and 3.41 ERA in 26 relief appearances this season and can be avoided for streaming purposes.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Astros claimed RHP Samuel Deduno off waivers from the Twins.

Deduno had a 4.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 74/41 K/BB ratio in 92 innings this season for Minnesota. The 31-year-old right-hander has worked as both a starter and reliever. It's not clear yet how Houston will use him.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Samuel Deduno is likely to return to the Twins' starting rotation next week.

He'd be filling in for Yohan Pino, who was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday afternoon. Deduno, who's been in the bullpen for the past several days, owns a 4.99 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 61 1/3 innings this season. He remains a poor fantasy option.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 02:04:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Lance McCullers
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Jake Buchanan
9Samuel Deduno