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Samuel Deduno | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 26 - 2:04 PM

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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.
Jun 17 - 4:58 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.
Jun 14 - 8:11 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.
Jun 8 - 7:04 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.
Jun 3 - 11:52 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.
May 29 - 5:12 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.
May 25 - 1:09 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.
May 11 - 4:39 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.
May 6 - 9:52 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.
May 2 - 5:40 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."
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 1 - 6:39 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.
Mar 28 - 4:08 PM

Samuel Deduno surrendered two runs in 2 2/3 innings out of the pen Wednesday against the Cardinals.

It was the first poor outing of the spring for Deduno, who came in with a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings. He still hasn't gotten to start in any of his five appearances, which could be telling. He's the Twins' best option for the fifth spot in the rotation, but he might be sentenced to middle relief initially anyway.
Mar 19 - 4:11 PM

Samuel Deduno pitched three hitless innings out of the pen Thursday against the Red Sox.

It's odd that the Twins still haven't given Deduno a start this spring, even though he should have been the favorite for the fifth spot in the rotation going in and he's continued to set himself apart from the competition since the exhibition season began. He's allowed just one run and five hits in 12 2/3 innings.
Mar 13 - 5:20 PM

Samuel Deduno is "the biggest beneficiary" of Ervin Santana's decision to sign in Atlanta, writes Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The Twins reportedly offered Santana a three-year deal worth between $30 to $33 million but refused to go to four years. Instead, the right-hander took $14.1 million for one season from the Braves, a decision that might seal Deduno's gig as Minnesota's fifth starter. The 30-year-old Dominican is coming off a career-best season after going 8-8 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 67/41 K/BB ratio in 108 innings (18 starts) in 2013. He's logged a 1.35 ERA with a .227 batting average allowed over 6 2/3 frames this spring. Deduno should be considered the heavy favorite for the Twins' last open rotation spot, but he still needs to fend off Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson.
Mar 12 - 10:19 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno