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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%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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."


Samuel Deduno chased in third inning of loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno couldn't make it out of the third inning in Saturday's loss, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 12-9 defeat against the Tigers.

Deduno (2-5) saw five runs score in the third inning before he was able to record back-to-back outs, but after two more runners reached, the Twins pulled him in favor of a reliever, who allowed both inherited runners to score. The ugly outing gives Deduno a 5.34 ERA and 41:28 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the White Sox Thursday.


Samuel Deduno takes step back in loss to Houston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno took a step back on Sunday, scattering five runs on three hits and four walks while striking out one in three innings of a 14-5 defeat. The right-hander 79 pitches, 40 for strikes.

Deduno's ERA ballooned from 3.83 to 4.45 following Sunday's abysmal outing, dropping to 2-4 on the year. He will aim to bounce back Saturday at Detroit.

Samuel Deduno earns second win Tuesday vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno picked up his second win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on six hits and four walks in five innings while striking out two in his team's 6-4 win over the Brewers.

While it looked like the Brewers offense was poised to break through against Deduno (2-3) all game, they were only able to manage a run on a first-inning fielder's choice and a fourth inning single. He owns a 3.83 ERA and 37:22 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings. Deduno is scheduled to take on the Astros Sunday.


Samuel Deduno knocked around in no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Twins starter Samuel Deduno allowed four earned runs Thursday against the Rangers.

Deduno had a tough time fooling Texas. The Rangers notched nine hits off Deduno over 5 1/3 innings. Shin-Soo Choo did most of the damage early, doubling in three runs in the second inning. Robinson Chirinos would single in a run in the sixth, driving in the fourth run of the game. Deduno walked one hitter and struck out two during the contest.

Opposing starter Nick Martinez had a tough time as well, allowing Deduno to escape with the no decision. Deduno's next start is slated to come against the Brewers. 


Samuel Deduno getting little support


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/25/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno has pitched 22 2/3 innings as a starter, with the team supplying him a total of four runs. Deduno was a hard-luck loser Saturday against the Giants.

"His stuff's fantastic, moves all over the place. When he's able to pound the strike zone like he did [Saturday], that's fun to watch," manager Ron Gardenhire told the Minneapolis StarTribune. "You could see their hitters swinging and missing balls, and then looking back, going 'Where'd they go?'"

Deduno is keeping a good attitude despite the lack of support. "It's not hard, because I know if I keep the game close, the guys are going to hit," he told the paper.


Samuel Deduno gives up two runs in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno took a loss Saturday after giving up two earned runs on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 2-1 loss to the Giants.

Deduno (1-3) gave up a solo home run in the second inning, and the Giants added another run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The Twins couldn't help Deduno out on offense, scoring their only run after he left. He owns a 3.48 ERA and 33:17 K:BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. Deduno's slated to face the Rangers Thursday.


Twins flip-flop weekend starters


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters following Friday's game against San Francisco that he will flip-flop his weekend starters, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Instead of starting Sunday, Samuel Deduno will now take the hill on Saturday, moving Ricky Nolasco to Sunday's series finale against the Giants. Gardenhire wanted to give Nolasco an extra day of rest because he is nursing a sore hamstring, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Samuel Deduno pitches well in first win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Twins starting pitcher Samuel Deduno twirled his finest start yet Saturday, in a 4-2 win over the Mariners.

Deduno lasted six innings for his second quality start in a row, and he allowed just two runs on two hits this time around. He also walked two batters and struck out four en route to his first win of the season.

Deduno has appeared in 10 games this season, three as a starter. He is 1-2 with a 3.53 ERA, with his next turn in the rotation due up Saturday in San Francisco.


Samuel Deduno tosses quality start Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno tossed a quality start against the Tigers Sunday.

Deduno pitched fairly well, but had some trouble with Ian Kinsler. Kinsler doubled and scored on a sac fly in the first inning, and later hit a solo home run in the fifth. In between that, Deduno allowed a run-scoring single to Austin Jackson.

Despite giving up three runs, Deduno was solid overall. He allowed six hits and one walk during the appearance. Deduno struck out five hitters. Though he left the game down three runs, he received a no-decision after the Tigers bullpen struggled. 

Deduno will take on the Mariners during his next start.


Samuel Deduno gets through five despite pitch limit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno kept his team in the game throughout his first start of the season Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to stave off a 4-2 loss.

Deduno gave the Twins five innings in his first start, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on six hits. He also struck out two and walked two before leaving after 77 pitches, right in line with his expected pitch limit.

Deduno will likely continue to be stretched out after opening the season in the bullpen. His next turn in the rotation is set for Sunday in Detroit. 


Samuel Deduno set to start Tuesday against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Right-hander Samuel Deduno has taken the place of injured Twins starter Mike Pelfrey in the rotation. His first start of the season is scheduled for Tuesday in Cleveland.

Deduno has been solid in relief this season. He has given up 20 hits in 18 2/3 innings and has fanned 18. He owns a 2.89 ERA.


Twins ready to bring Samuel Deduno into rotation?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that pitcher Samuel Deduno could take Mike Pelfrey's spot in the starting rotation, MLB.com reports Thursday. Gardenhire is expected to meet with Pelfrey to discuss his role with the team after another disappointing start on Thursday.

"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."

After totaling 33 starts over the previous two seasons, Deduno lost the final spot in the rotation during spring training. He owns a 2.89 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 18 2/3 innings pitched this season.