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Samuel Deduno may need shoulder surgery

Sep 9, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

This sounds serious:


Oh, OK, or maybe not.

Deduno was 8-8 with a 3.83 ERA in 18 starts for the Twins this year, but was far less effective in his final few starts after he began experiencing shoulder soreness. This past spring he was the hero of the World Baseball Classic, pitching the Dominican Republic to a win in the championship game and allowed just one run with a 17/5 K/BB ratio in 13 innings over the course of three WBC starts.

While shoulder surgery sounds like a big deal, this report says that it’s really about inflammation and that there is some fraying in an area already affected by scar tissue and that the Twins aren’t overly concerned.

  1. dl3mk3 - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    The Twins history with injuries and diagnosis/treatment should not leave anyone feeling secure in their evaluation of this.

    • kopy - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Deduno’s shoulder is going to end up with Dr. Nick’s wristwatch inside of it.

  2. gorsk7984 - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    The fact that the Twins aren’t concerned makes me terrified for him.

  3. pmcenroe - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I don’t consider myself a pessimistic person, but every Twins fan knows this is going to end up with Deduno needing surgery sometime in January. Right in the sweet spot that will put him out for most or all of 2014

  4. visnovsky - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    The Twins saying this isn’t serious carries the same amount of weight as the bum on the corner saying ‘The end is near’.

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