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Sam Deduno Selected By Minnesota Twins; Chris Parmelee Sent To Triple-A

On Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins selected starting pitcher Sam Deduno's contract up from the team's Triple-A affiliate the Rochester Red Wings, in what is the club's third shakeup in the last 48 hours.

The 29-year old right-hander is expected to start against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

Deduno was 1-4 with a 2.14 earned-run average and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 46-22 in 42 innings pitched over nine starts with the Red Wings. Cole De Vries, who had been recalled to start Saturday's game, ended up pitching in relief on Wednesday and will now start on Sunday.

In order to make room for Deduno, the Twins were forced to option first baseman Chris Parmelee to Rochester in his place.

Parmelee played in 38 games with the Twins this season, registering a batting average of .194 with 27 strikeouts.

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