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.
Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno returned to the mound on Monday, throwing a 15-pitch live batting practice session. Deduno has been on the disabled list with a lower-back strain. He started a minor league rehab assignment two weeks ago but got shut down after suffering a setback. Monday was his first time pitching to batters since then. "I felt good," he said, per the Houston Chronicle. "For it being the first day I felt good. I think the next step would be to go out and pitch somewhere on a rehab again."
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said following Tuesday's game against the Orioles that pitcher Samuel Deduno will not need surgery after visiting a hip specialist, according to the Houston Chronicle. Deduno, who suffered a setback during a Triple-A rehab assignment, will start a rehab program in the near future.