The Rockies have designated 27-year old starter/reliever Samuel Deduno for assignment to make room on the roster for Clayton Mortensen. Deduno pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last season and he was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He also pitched in 10 games (all starts) in A+AAA-ball last year in which he was 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. This was kind of a suprise move by the Rockies as Deduno came into last season as the Rockies’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America.
UPDATE: (1/29/2011) – The San Diego Padres have claimed Deduno off waivers.