Found September 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Minnesota Twins made a lot of conspicuous moves last offseason; signing six-year free agent right-hander Samuel Deduno wasn't one of them. But even if Deduno's arrival didn't make the same splash as, say, signing left fielder Josh Willingham or catcher Ryan Doumit, it's becoming increasingly apparent that, perhaps, it was just as important. Deduno, a 29-year-old rookie whose major league career consisted of a handful of relief innings with the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies, is starting to look like a legitimate big-league starter. On Monday, he held the Cleveland Indians hitless for 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 Twins victory. Deduno wound up allowing three hits and two runs in seven innings, and he improved to 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 12 starts. Not bad for a guy who hadn't started a major league game until facing the Rangers on July 8. He just keeps getting better, learning to corral what has been an unpredictable fastball while still throwing his slider...
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