Deduno was reinstated from the DL at Triple-A Norfolk and subsequently released. Deduno signed on with the Orioles back in February and had spent the entire season, to date, in the minors. The right-hander posted a 6.86 ERA across 21.0 innings of work for Houston last season, but at this point it appears doubtful that he'll find his way back to the majors in 2016.
Deduno agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles, Baseball America reports. Deduno pitched at both the Triple-A and major league level last season, but didn't see much success at either stop. He also was forced to have hip surgery, which led the Astros to outright him off the 40-man roster. The right-hander will hope to get back to his 2013 form, when he posted a 3.83 ERA in 18 starts with the Twins.
Deduno (hip) was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster Tuesday. The 32-year-old made just nine appearances (two starts) in 2015 before succumbing to a season-ending hip injury, allowing 16 runs with a 17:9 K:BB in 21 innings. He was always a long-shot to maintain his 40-man spot through the Rule 5 roster deadline.
Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip next week, manager A.J. Hinch announced on Tuesday. The procedure is likely to be season ending, according to MLB.com. The right-hander has been on the disabled since the middle of May, and was able to pitch one inning in a rehab appearance. But he walked four batters in that outing and has not taken to a mound since then. If Deduno's 2015 season is in fact over, he'll finish with an 0-1 record and an ugly 6.86 ERA over 21 innings of relief.
Astros relief pitcher Samuel Deduno will see a specialist to determine if there's anything else going on with his hip injury, according to the Houston Chronicle. Deduno has been on the disabled list and recently threw a 15-pitch live batting practice session. Deduno has at least once had a rehab assignment stalled with a setback.