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Samuel Deduno made it back to the rotation on Tuesday, but he wasn't turned loose to rack up the same kind of pitch count that Kyle Gibson did in Monday's win.

Gibson checked out after throwing 100 pitches, but that's not in the cards for Deduno, who had shoulder surgery last September and came out of the bullpen to return to the rotation.

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Samuel Deduno made it back to the rotation on Tuesday, but he wasn't turned loose to rack up the same kind of pitch count that Kyle Gibson did in Monday's win.

Gibson checked out after throwing 100 pitches, but that's not in the cards for Deduno, who had shoulder surgery last September and came out of the bullpen to return to the rotation.

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"Probably somewhere around 75," Gardenhire said. "It's just going to depend on how he's doing, how it's going."

• Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, on the DL with a left wrist contusion, hit balls off a tee on Tuesday and experienced no issues with his wrist.

• Pitcher Mike Pelfrey, nursing a strained groin, threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and reported no issues.

• Outfielder Aaron Hicks, on the seven-day concussion DL since Friday, did some light swinging and experienced no problems on Tuesday.

Stephen Ellsesser is a contributor to MLB.com.

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