Originally written September 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
In his 10th year of professional baseball, Samuel Deduno has finally gotten a chance to prove he's major league material. After going 5-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 starts for the Minnesota Twins, it's hard to believe it took this long. He's been showing his potential since July 8, when he made his first major league start at Texas, six days after turning 29. In his last start, a 10-0 victory over Seattle on Aug. 27, he convinced the Twins he might be part of the solution when they piece together a rotation for 2013. "I would say that he's put himself in the mix," general manager Terry Ryan said. "After what you saw the other day, that's a no-brainer." Against the Mariners, Deduno gave up just two hits and didn't walk a batter for the first time this season. He also struck out a career-high nine batters. So why are we just seeing this guy now? "I don't know," Deduno said before quickly adding, "Always I've had goo...
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