Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/14/12
Samuel Deduno got brief looks in relief from the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres before signing with the Minnesota Twins as a six-year minor league free agent, and he didn't exactly turn heads in spring training. He was so far down on the depth chart, in fact, that the pitching-poor Twins didn't call him up for a look until they needed a spot start on July 7. It was Deduno's first major league start. He was 29. That's hard to believe now. After baffling the Detroit Tigers in a 9-3 victory Monday at Target Field, Deduno is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA in seven starts, and he's doing it with electric stuff. "I've never seen anything like that before in my life," said Ryan Doumit, who caught Deduno for the first time Monday. "I hope he stays with us. I know I never want to face him. I had tons of anxiety before catching him tonight because I'd caught him in between innings in other nights and thought, 'Oh my God.' He's filthy." Sometimes that stuff is hard for Deduno to corral...
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