Twins sign Samuel Deduno to minor league deal according to report

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

After removing him from the 40-man roster last week, the Twins signed Samuel Deduno to minor league deal.

Just three days after they outrighted him to Triple-A, the Minnesota Twins agreed to a minor league contract with starting pitcher Samuel Deduno.

The Twins removed Deduno from their 40-man roster on November 2, making him a free agent. Instead of searching out a major league offer elsewhere, Deduno re-signed with Minnesota on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Deduno began last season in Triple-A, but ended up making 15 starts for the Twins. He finished the season with a 6-5 record and 4.44 ERA. He won four of his first seven starts last season, before struggling some down the stretch. With the minor league contract, Deduno will have to pitch well in spring training to make the opening day roster. His agent, Paul Kinzer, said he was frustrated when he was taken off the roster, but feels like he can earn a spot in the rotation in spring training.

In addition to Deduno, the Twins also signed Esmerling Vasques to a minor league deal on Monday.

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