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45 Samuel Deduno RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/212 | Birthdate: 7/2/1983 | Birthplace: La Romana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros RP Samuel Deduno throws in bullpen Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno (back) threw off a mound Saturday and reported feeling good, per MLB.com. He will throw another bullpen in Baltimore before facing live hitters.

Deduno is expected to return to the bullpen once healthy.

"The three-inning mark for a long reliever is about what you need, which generally is in the 40-to-55 range," manager A.J. Hinch said about Deduno's bullpen pitch count. "He's started a bit as well, but we'd like to get him in the 45-to-50 range to fill a role as a long reliever."


Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno to throw in bullpen Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno (back) is expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday, per the Houston Chronicle. Deduno, who is sidelined due to a lower back strain, said he is feeling better.

Astros' Deduno (back) scheduled for 'pen session Friday or Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno, on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, is scheduled to throw a bullpen Friday or Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Thursday, per MLB.com.

"Sometime here in Detroit," Hinch said of Deduno's bullpen session. "We got good news that the requirements were just rest and a little bit of rehab. I think we escaped a bigger injury, so he's mending well and will hopefully get off the mound. Once he gets off the mound, then that starts the whole preparation to be active again."


Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno (back) gets positive news from MRI


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) The Astros received good news from the MRI on right-hander Samuel Deduno on Wednesday. Deduno was placed on the disabled list on Monday with a lower back strain. But the MRI revealed just some inflammation around the hip area, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“It actually was good news,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “It’s nothing severe. It should be able to – with a little bit of rest and rehab – get back to where he was.”

The 31-year-old Deduno will stay with the team on it's seven-day road trip before the team decides the next course of action. 

“I haven’t stop playing catch, so my arm will remain ready,” Deduno said. “We’ll have to see when I can have another bullpen session to see when I’m ready.


Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno undergoes MRI on back


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno underwent a precautionary MRI on Tuesday for a right lower back strain, general manager Jeff Luhnow said per the Houston Chronicle.

Deduno, who was placed on the 15-day DL with the injury on Monday, said the discomfort has been in his back since spring training. Deduno is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in 21 innings of work this season.


Astros place Deduno on 15-day DL, transfer Lowrie to 60-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) The Astros placed pitcher Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list and transferred shortstop Jed Lowrie to the 60-day disabled list on Monday, the team announced.

Deduno is dealing with a lower back strain, ROOT Sports reports. He didn't suffer the injury during his last relief outing but came in sore the day after pitching, the Houston Chronicle reports. He's posted a 6.86 ERA and 17:9 K:BB ratio in 21 innings.

Lowrie had surgery on his thumb earlier this month. If he meets the earliest part of his timetable for recovery, he'll likely be back around the All-Star break.

The moves open spots on the 25-man and 40-man roster for Monday's starting pitcher Lance McCullers.


Astros P Samuel Deduno rocked by Rangers in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno's second start of the season was about as poor as it possibly could get. 

In Wednesday's 11-3 loss to the Rangers, Deduno gave up 10 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched. He surrendered 10 hits and walked three batters. Deduno did strike out four. In two starts, Deduno now has a 7.00 ERA. 

Deduno's next start is projected for May 12 against the Giants. 


Astros GM seeking to bolster fifth spot in rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The surprising start of the Astros has general manager Jeff Luhnow considering moves he wouldn't have thought prudent otherwise.

"(The early success) makes it more likely that we're going to be making moves to have an immediate payback and potentially even moves that come at a cost long-term," he told the Houston Chronicle. "The more we feel like we've got a chance to be relevant all summer and potentially relevant in October, the more we can be focused on what we can do to bolster this team."

It certainly needs bolstering in the starting staff.

"Really, the only area that's obvious is in the rotation," Luhnow added. "We probably will explore rotation adds that make sense for our team, because we've had a lot of rotating doors so far in the fifth spot."

Among those that have tried to lock down that fifth spot are Brad Peacock (disabled list), Asher Wojciechowski (demoted) and Brett Oberholtzer (injured). Samuel Deduno is the current fifth starter. The veteran right-hander performed well in his lone start, though he was lifted after four innings.


Astros RHP Samuel Deduno earns second start Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Astros right-hander Samuel Deduno has apparently completed a 360 in his career by going from starter to reliever to starter again. That was confirmed when A.J. Hinch announced that he would get another start Wednesday against visiting Texas.

Deduno performed well in his conversion game from the bullpen Friday night. He held the Mariners to one run on three hits with four strikeouts in four innings. He threw 41 of 61 pitches for strikes. He has a 2.70 ERA on the season.

"I think he competed very well," Hinch told the Houston Chronicle. "I think he had a few first-pitch strikes. I think his fastball was in the zone, which helped his breaking ball ... I probably overreacted a little bit by taking him out of the game so quickly. I think he probably had 10 or 15 pitches left in the tank before it was getting into the danger zone of not being stretched out. I wanted Sammy to leave with a good (feeling)."

Hinch went on to say he expects Deduno to go longer against the Rangers.


Samuel Deduno takes no-decision Friday in first start of season


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Astros starting pitcher Samuel Deduno made his first start of the season on Friday, giving up a run on three hits in four innings for a no-decision.

Deduno struck out four in the game. The lone run he surrendered was an RBI double to Robinson Cano.

Deduno, who's made five appearances out of the bullpen this season, has not had his next start announced as of Friday night.


Astros tab Samuel Deduno to start Friday vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Astros announced Thursday that pitcher Samuel Deduno would be the starter for Friday's game against the Mariners.

Deduno was reported to be the preferred option earlier in the week and was not needed in a relief role before Friday's game, so he'll draw his first start of the season. He has given up three earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 9 1/3 innings while striking out seven in five appearances out of the bullpen.


Report: Samuel Deduno likely Astros starter Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Veteran right-hander Samuel Deduno appears to be in line to start Friday for the Astros against visiting Seattle, according to the Houston Chronicle, which is reporting that the scenario will play out if he is not needed in relief before that. No final decision, however, has been made.

Deduno has performed decently out of the bullpen with three runs and seven hits allowed in 9 1/3 innings. He had been a starter most of his career until working in relief in 26 of 35 appearances last season.


Dan Straily, Sam Deduno, Mark Appel provide Astros starting depth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) The Astros have plenty of depth for the starting rotation, both in the bullpen and in the minor leagues. 

Asher Wojciechowski, sent to Triple-A on Tuesday, has pitched out of the rotation and bullpen. 

"Obviously one of the things that we’ve liked during the competition this spring is we liked our depth," manager A.J. Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "There are other guys behind them as well. I think the continual pressure on these guys to pitch well and do well is going to be there with guys like Dan Straily and obviously Mark Appel’s at Double-A. ... With Wojo now at Triple-A, he’s always a possibility. Sam Deduno in the bullpen is always a possibility. I think these guys always know they’re pitching for their spot. ... They know there are options."


Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno earns first save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Astros relief pitcher Samuel Deduno worked out of a jam in the 14th inning to earn his first save of the year in Houston's 6-4 win over the Rangers Sunday.

Deduno got the first two batters he faced out before giving up a single to Prince Fielder. Deduno then walked Carlos Peguero and hit Mitch Moreland with a pitch to load the bases. With a full count and the bases loaded, Deduno got Rougned Odor to line out to right to end the game.

Deduno lowered his ERA to 1.80 in five innings of work this season.


Astros' Samuel Deduno wins bullpen spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) The Astros have informed pitcher Samuel Deduno that he was won a spot in the bullpen and will pitch in long relief for the team, MLB.com reports.

"[Manager] A.J. [Hinch] talked to him and he was excited because when he came in the office he was a little nervous," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He had a big smile on his face when he left the office this morning."

Deduno was claimed off waivers by the Astros in August. He posted a 4.47 ERA and 83:46 K:BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings overall last season but pitched better after the move, giving up just three earned runs in 8 2/3 innings.


Astros' Samuel Deduno appears to be fading in SP competition


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) It appears the competition for the final spot in the Astros' rotation is down to Asher Wojciechowski and Roberto Hernandez after Samuel Deduno pitched in relief Wednesday against the Phillies. It seems the Astros are lining Deduno up for a role as a sixth starter/long reliever.

“We wanted to simulate more of a long reliever role for him,” manager A.J. Hinch said of Deduno's outing Wednesday, per the Houston Chronicle. “We know we can stretch him out and he can start. He can throw a lot of pitches. He’s got a resilient arm, but he’ll have an outing here where he’ll go pitch, (have a) couple days off, pitch.”


Astros' SP competition down to Hernandez, Deduno, Wojciechowski


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) With the demotion of Dan Straily to the minors on Monday, the competition for the final spot in the Astros rotation is down to Roberto Hernandez, Asher Wojciechowski and Samuel Deduno.

Although, general manager Jeff Lunhow seemed to indicate Hernandez, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, might be the favorite for the final spot in the rotation.

"You look at what's going on with other clubs around baseball, and there's a lot of injuries, and having extra pitchers that are major league-caliber is something we value," general manager Jeff Luhnow said of Hernandez. "That's definitely a consideration."

Wojciechowski has a 0.75 ERA through four spring outings (one start). Hernandez is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA through four outings (two starts). Deduno is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA through four appearances (one start).


Five pitchers still vying for final spot in Astros' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday the final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, per the Houston Chronicle. The candidates vying for the fifth spot in the rotation are Samuel Deduno, Asher Wojciechowski, Roberto Hernandez, Dan Straily and Alex White.

“It’s the sum of the entire spring that we pay attention to, but you always want to leave a good impression in the minds of the decision makers and coaches and your teachers,” Hinch said. “They’re always big. And these guys that are pitching for a spot on the team or playing for a spot on this team as a position player, there’s a little bit of stress and pressure that goes into it. But that’s a good thing.”

Deduno and Wojciechowski will be on the mound Friday against the Nationals. The duo have pitched particularly well this spring, as Deduno has allowed one run in eight innings and Wojciechowski hasn't allowed a run in nine innings.

“It’s a point of emphasis for Sammy to get ahead and utilize all of his weapons,” Hinch said. “For Wojo to get ahead and for him to be able to expand on purpose is a great point of emphasis for him. Wojo’s changeup and Deduno’s fastball are pitches that we’re paying close attention to just because the effectiveness that they have on the hitters."


Astros' Samuel Deduno throws three scoreless innings Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno threw three scoreless innings Monday against the Nationals, recording three strikeouts and four hits. Deduno, who is competing for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation, came on in relief Monday and walked one batter.

In five innings this spring, Deduno has five strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA.


Astros' Samuel Deduno could earn spot in starting rotation


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno may be the fifth and final starter in the starting rotation this season and manager A.J. Hinch couldn't be happier with his progress, reports MLB.com.

"Sammy's a good pitcher in a variety of roles," Hinch said. "I think there's an argument he would be very good in our starting rotation as a swing man. He provides a ton of value to a pitching staff, so we'll see how his spring continues to map out.

"You might see him [make a start] one of these next few outings just to watch him prepare and give him a full pregame. When he's throwing strikes, he's hard to hit, he's hard to catch. And he's very effective with his arsenal."

Deduno has made 42 starts over the last five years, posting a 16-19 record with a 4.20 ERA and 214 strikeouts over 293 1/3 innings.


Astros' Castro impressed with BP sessions by Oberholtzer, Deduno


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Astros catcher Jason Castro was behind the plate while Brett Oberholtzer and Samuel Deduno threw live batting practice Friday and liked what he saw from both pitchers, per the Houston Chronicle

“Obie looked good,” Castro said. “He had some good movement today, some late life on his sinker. He’s working on throwing changeups to lefties and righties, so it will be good for him. His curveball’s got some good bite on it too. For him at this point it’s just about finding that command because the movement is definitely there.

“Deduno was good. He’s the kind of guy that’s got unbelievable movement. He impressed me with his changeup actually today. I think that was a pitch that has probably improved the most since what I remember from him last year. Both of those guys look pretty good.”


Astros announce rotation plans for final series


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Astros named the team's probable starters for the final series of the season this weekend against the Mets, MLB.com reports.

Brad Peacock will get the start Friday as expected, while Samuel Deduno is slated to take the mound Saturday. Nick Tropeano has been tabbed to make the team's final start Sunday.


Report: Astros claim Samuel Deduno on outright waivers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno has been claimed off waivers by the Astros Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Deduno was placed on outright waivers and will report to the Astros in the coming days, according to the report. He has pitched mostly out of the bullpen for the Twins this season, posting a 4.60 ERA in 92 innings of work. 


Report: Samuel Deduno most likely Monday starter for Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno, who has just one appearance out of the bullpen since being placed there, is the likely starter when his team opens a series against Kansas City on Monday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Deduno would take the spot previously held by Johan Pino, who was demoted after getting pounded Wednesday by the Angels.


Samuel Deduno being shifted to relief role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) The Twins announced Tuesday pitcher Samuel Deduno has been removed from the rotation and shifted to the bullpen. Yohan Pino will replace Deduno, who was 2-4 with a 6.52 ERA in eight starts, in the rotation.

"I'm disappointed. I wanted the ball again," Deduno said. "I'll go to the bullpen and do my job. I'll keep my head up. I'm happy to be here."