"I felt pretty normal," Deduno said. "I didn't feel anything. I just want to keep my mind strong."
It was welcome news for the Twins, considering they still haven't named a starter for Saturday's game after optioning right-hander Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester on Monday.
Right-hander Liam Hendriks, who threw eight scoreless in his last start with Rochester, is the front-runner to make that start on Saturday, but the Twins will wait to announce the starter on Thursday.
Long reliever Anthony Swarzak is out of the running to make that start, as he'll be ready for action on Friday in case Deduno falters. Deduno has a 7.02 ERA over his last three starts.
"We have extra pitchers, so if [Deduno] struggles or gets hurt or doesn't feel right, we're covered," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "But it's a relief. Hopefully, he goes out there and pitches a good game."