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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 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

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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

Samuel Deduno has been moved to the bullpen.

Deduno was lit up for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday by the Tigers, pushing his ERA to 5.34. He will pitch in a long relief role now for Minnesota with Yohan Pino taking over the vacant rotation spot.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Samuel Deduno was hammered for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

Deduno also got rocked Sunday by the Astros and is now 2-5 on the season with a brutal 5.34 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. The Twins might have to try someone else soon.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Samuel Deduno allowed five runs over three innings of work in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Deduno had to deal with baserunners early and often, as he gave up three hits while walking four on the day. He'd been serviceable in his six starts prior to Sunday, but the walks continue to be an issue -- he's now issued 26 free passes in 54 2/3 innings. He's nothing more than an AL-only option, and he may not even be that Saturday at the Tigers.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Samuel Deduno allowed two runs on six hits over five innings to pick up his second win of the season against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Deduno worked into and out of trouble all evening, as at least one runner reached base in each of his five innings. The right-hander walked four to go along with his six hits allowed. Through 13 appearances including six starts, Deduno has a 3.83 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. He makes for a decent AL-only add for pitching-needy teams. He'll draw the Astros on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Samuel Deduno gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

Deduno almost pulled a Houdini Act in the second, loading the bases with no outs and then getting a popup and a strikeout before Shin-Soo Choo snuck a ball down the left-field line for a bases-clearing double. Apart from that, Deduno was pretty effective. His rotation spot should still be secure for the moment.
Thu, May 29, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Samuel Deduno lost despite allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings versus the Giants on Saturday.

Deduno is getting better by the start, illustrating that he really should have been in Minnesota's rotation all along. He was always a better bet than Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia anyway. Next up for him is a home start against the Rangers. He should only be used in AL-only leagues right now.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Samuel Deduno held the Tigers to three runs over six innings in Sunday's 4-3 victory.

He struck out five while allowing six hits and walking one. Deduno was in line for the loss after exiting with his team trailing 3-0, but the Twins' offense rallied with four late-inning runs. The righty has given up six earned runs over 11 frames since entering the rotation. He'll get the Mariners next weekend.
Sun, May 11, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Samuel Deduno fell to 0-2 with Tuesday's start against the Indians in which he allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings of work.

Deduno recently moved into the Twins' rotation, filling in for the injured Mike Pelfrey. Tuesday's start wasn't a particularly strong outing, but it wasn't disastrous either, which should give him at least one or two more starts to prove himself. The right-hander allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out two in the effort. If the Twins send him back out on schedule, Deduno will face the Tigers on the road.
Tue, May 6, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Samuel Deduno will start on Tuesday in Cleveland.

He's taking the rotation spot of the injured Mike Pelfrey (groin). Pelfrey was about to lose his rotation spot due to performance, anyway, so Deduno can stake claim to a rotation spot if he pitches well. He holds a 2.89 ERA in seven relief appearances this season, though that's also come along with a 1.55 WHIP.
Fri, May 2, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire indicated Thursday that Samuel Deduno could slide into the rotation in Mike Pelfrey's place.

Pelfrey holds a 7.99 ERA over his first five starts and has yet to go more than 5 1/3 innings in any outing. Deduno struggled in four relief innings after Pelfrey Thursday but holds a 2.89 ERA overall. "Sammy is fine," Gardenhire said. "He just has to get into a routine, too. We stretched him out pretty good today and we’ll make a decision here."
Thu, May 1, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Samuel Deduno struck out five in two perfect innings out of the pen Friday against the Red Sox.

One of the strikeouts was bogus: Jonny Gomes checked his swing in plenty of time on what would have been ball four, but umpire Tim Timmons just wanted the game over with at that point. Still, that's not to take anything away from Deduno. He deserved to open the season in Minnesota's rotation, but he'll head off to middle relief to await his next opportunity.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 04:08:00 PM

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