Samuel Deduno...makes his off-season home in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Attended Liceo Gaston College before signing with the Rockies as a 19-year-old non-drafted free agent on March 5, 2003.
Pitched for Team Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic...started the Championship Game on March 19 vs. Puerto Rico and earned the win after tossing 5.0 shutout innings...went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13IP) and 17 strikeouts in the WBC.
Is the youngest of six children...he has four sisters and one brother.
Was originally added to a 40-man roster when the Rockies added him on Nov. 20, 2008...is signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2015 season.
Made 35 combined appearances between the Astros (5g) and Twins (30g)...was added by the Astros on a waiver claim at the end of August and made four relief appearances and one start for the club in September...among AL pitchers with at least 100 innings, ranked fifth in groundball to flyball ratio (2.42)...led the Majors with five relief appearances that lasted at least 4.0 innings...along with RHP Todd Redmond, ranked tied for first among MLB relievers with nine outings of 3.0+ innings...all of those outings came with Minnesota...had much more success out of the bullpen, as he posted a 3.41 ERA (22ER/58IP) with 56 strikeouts and 26 walks in his 26 total relief appearances with Houston and Minnesota...went 2-4 with a 5.91 ERA (28ER/42.2IP) in his nine starting assignments between the two clubs...posted a 3.12 ERA (3ER/8.2IP) with nine strikeouts in his five appearances with Houston (1 start)...allowed just five hits and five walks...his first four outings with the Astros were in relief (5.79 ERA, 3ER/4.2IP)...began the season with Minnesota, where he made the Opening Day roster in the bullpen...moved into the starting rotation for eight starts between May 6-June 14 when RHP Mike Pelfrey went on the Disabled List...returned to the bullpen before getting claimed by the Astros off waivers on Aug. 30...started the season with a 2.89 ERA (6ER/18.2IP) and 18 strikeouts in seven games during his first stint in the Twins bullpen...the last five of those seven outings were multi-inning appearances (two 4.0-inning outings)...had a streak of 13.2 scoreless innings from April 7-May 1 that was the third-longest scoreless streak in the Majors at the time...made eight starts with the Twins from May 6-June 14, going 2-4 with a 6.52 ERA (28ER/38.2IP)...had the longest relief outing of his career on July 4 vs. NYY...went 4.2 shutout innings, allowing three hits and no walks with four strikeouts in the Twins 6-5 loss to the Yankees...his one start with the Astros was the club's second-to-last game of the year on Sept. 27 at NYM...threw 4.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk with four strikeouts in the Astros 2-1 loss.
Was an invite to Twins spring training but missed the first few weeks pitching for Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, going 2-0, 0.69 ERA (13.0 IP, 1 ER) with five walks and 17 strikeouts in three starts; started the Championship game March 19 vs. Puerto Rico, earning the win, tossing 5.0 shutout innings with two hits allowed, three walks and five strikeouts... Started the season with Triple-A Rochester and made just three starts, going 0-0, 2.70 ERA (16.2 IP, 5 ER)with 17 strikeouts... Had contract selected by Minnesota May 24... Went 3-0, 1.80 ERA (25.0 IP, 5 ER) in a four-start span May 29-June 15 for Minnesota...went 3-0, 1.67 (27.0 IP, 5 ER) in four starts July 13-August 2... Lasted just 3.0 innings August 29 vs. Kansas City after experiencing right shoulder soreness... Placed on 15-day disabled list August 30 with right shoulder soreness...transferred to the 60-day disabled list September 9... Held left-handed batters to a .204 batting average (47-for-230) while right-handers hit .331 (58-for-175)... Had arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder September 18.
Was an invite to Twins spring training and was reassigned to minor league camp March 22...reported
to Triple-A Rochester. ... Exited a start after facing one batter April 27 at Buffalo; placed on the 7-day disabled list with right
shoulder tendinitis April 29-June 8. ... Went 1-2, 2.14 (42.0 IP, 10 ER) with 22 walks and 46 strikeouts in nine starts for Red Wings before
having contract selected by Twins July 6. ... Made first major league start and Twins debut July 7 at Texas, but did not factor into the decision,
allowing three runs on six hits in 5.1 innings with three walks and three strikeouts. ... Earned first major league victory July 22 at Kansas City, allowing one run on six hits in 6.1 innings with
three walks and four strikeouts. ... Went 4-0, 3.38 (40.0 IP, 15 ER) in first seven starts July 7-August 13...held opponents to .225 batting
average (32-for-142) with 28 strikeouts and 30 walks. ... Earned the victory August 29 vs. Seattle, tossing 7.0 shutout innings with just two hits allowed, no walks and career-high nine strikeouts. ... Left start September 26 vs. New York-AL after 1.2 innings with left eye inflammation. ... Tied for second on the Twins staff in wins (6).
Claimed off waivers by San Diego, January 28...was an invite to Padres Spring Training and made the Padres Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Appeared in two games for the Padres before being optioned to Triple-A Tucson, April 10...Padres reinstated pitcher Mat Latos...Posted a 2.13 ERA (12.2 ip, 3 er) in nine April games and a 3.00 ERA (15.0 ip, 5 er) in 11 May games...Started the season in Tucson's bullpen, going 3-2, 3.89 (41.2 ip, 18 er) in 28 relief appearances...moved to the starting rotation in the middle of June, going 1-4, 3.96 (63.2 ip, 28 er) in 12 starts...Placed on the 7-day disabled list with a left quadriceps strain, June 19...reinstated, July 8...Held left-handed batters to a .216 batting average (37-for-171) and right-handers to a .279 batting average (64-for-229)...Pitched in two games for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League...Granted free agency, November 2.
Made his Major League debut after spending the majority of the season in the minor leagues...
made a combined 10 starts between Single-A Tri-City and Triple-A Colorado Springs...Recalled by the Rockies on 8/23 and made his Big League debut 8/27 vs. LAD...allowed one hit in his 0.1 inning of work...Finished three of the four games he pitched in, allowing just one run...Combined to go 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA (20 ER/47.0 IP) in his 10 minor league starts...recorded 49 strikeouts compared
to his 23 walks.
Came back from injury to claim Texas League Pitcher-of-the-Year honors...made all but one
start for Tulsa in the Texas League and pitched his way to the pitching Triple Crown...tied for the league
lead with 12 wins, and led the league with a 2.57 ERA (133.0 ip, 38 er) and 123 strikeouts...owned a 5.40
ERA after four starts in April, but then went 11-3 with a 2.12 ERA (114.2 ip, 27 er) with 108 strikeouts in his
final 20 starts for the Drillers from May through September...went 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA and 26 strikeouts
during the month of July...named the Texas League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 7/13-19, during
which he tossed a 7.0 inning complete game shutout on 7/18 at Arkansas...was a member of both the Texas
League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...though he struck out 8.3 batters/9.0 ip, he also owned
a 2.10 ground ball/fly ball ratio...Texas League opponents hit just .202 (94-for-465) against him on the season...
allowed just 8 earned runs all season in 39.1 ip from the 5th-through-7th innings for the Drillers...made
his Triple-A debut on 9/7 at Tacoma, taking the loss after allowing 4 earned runs in 5.2 innings with 8
K's...following the season was named the 12th best prospect in the Rockies system by Baseball America.
Missed the entire 2008 season due to a right arm injury.
Began the season at Modesto before being transferred to Tulsa on May 4, which is where he finished
the season...made 2 starts for Modesto going 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA (11.0 ip, 8 er)...went 5-8 with 5.44
ERA in 21 starts for Tulsa...despite not pitching for the Drillers until May he led the Texas League with 121
strikeouts...won 4 consecutive starts from May 31-June 16, including pitching a 7.0 inning complete game
on June 16 vs. Arkansas...during 4-game winning streak posted a 2.86 ERA (9 er/28.1 ip) with 31
K's...allowed 16 earned runs over his last 4 starts for a 7.58 ERA (19.0 ip, 16er)...struggled in the first
inning as his opening-frame ERA was 14.16...was named by Baseball America as having the best curveball
in Colorado's farm system.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Modesto, making 26 starts and his only career minor league
relief appearance...Recorded the second-most strikeouts (167) and the most walks (92) in the California League...Tossed 6.0 or more innings in 15 of his 26 starts, allowing three or fewer runs in 19 starts...Struck out seven or more batters in 16 of his starts, including a season-high 12 on 5/31.
Led Single-A Asheville with 110 strikeouts and ranked tied for the team lead with eight wins...Named organizational Player of the Month after going 4-0 with a 1.17 ERA (3 ER/23.0 IP) in four April starts...Placed on the disabled list 5/13 after suffering a right shoulder strain...missed over a month of action.
Named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year and a Rookie-level All-Star by Baseball America...Led the league in innings pitched (76.1), strikeouts (118), opponent batting average (.216), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (13.91)
and fewest base runners per 9.0 innings (12.26) while tying for the lead with 15 starts.
Made his professional debut pitching for the Rockies DSL club...went 3-4 with a 2.47 ERA (19
ER/69.1 IP) in 12 starts.