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Updated: September 13th, 2013 10:43pm
Notebook: Samuel Deduno, perhaps Twins best starter, will have surgery

Notebook: Samuel Deduno, perhaps Twins best starter, will have surgery

by Brandon Warne
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS --Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Friday that starter Samuel Deduno would undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Wednesday, with team doctors John Steubs and Diane Dahm performing the procedure.

Ryan called the surgery a clean-up, mostly to take care of some fraying in the shoulder. A recovery timetable of two months is expected, which will preclude Deduno from pitching this winter, but should leave him ready at the outset of spring training.

Ryan also said no determination has been made about whether or not Joe Mauer will accompany the Twins on their final road trip of the year. Mauer worked out and reported no ill effects afterwards for a second straight day Friday.


Here's a quick look at how some of the Minnesota Twins have fared over the past 30 days:

Who's Hot (entering play Friday):

C Josmil Pinto - .464/.500/.733 in 33 PA (1 home run, .533 wOBA)

CF Alex Presley - .340/.380/.468 in 50 PA (1 home run, .372 wOBA)

OF Wilkin Ramirez* - .306/.342/.444 in 38 PA (.342 wOBA)

RP Anthony Swarzak - 2.70 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 54.2 GB% (16.2 IP, 8 appearances)

RP Brian Duensing - 2.79 ERA, 9.3 K/9, 50.0 GB% (9.2 IP, 12 appearances)

CL Glen Perkins - 3.09 ERA, 12.3 K/9, 6 saves (11.2 IP, 11 appearances)

SP Kevin Correia - 3.18 ERA, 1.9 BB/9, 45.6 GB% (34 IP, 5 appearances)

*Ramirez is out for the season with a broken left tibia.

Who's Not:

OF Darin Mastroianni - .214/.207/.286 in 31 PA (.210 wOBA)

OF Clete Thomas - .236/.286/.278 in 77 PA (.256 wOBA)

C-OF Chris Herrmann - .217/.266/.333 in 66 PA (.266 wOBA)

C-OF Ryan Doumit - .208/.291/.338 in 86 PA (.269 wOBA)

1B Chris Colabello - .169/.269/.339 in 67 PA (.275 wOBA)

OF Oswaldo Arcia - .214/.267/.357 in 60 PA (.277 wOBA)

RP Casey Fien - 10.13 ERA, 9.0 K/9, 3.4 HR/9 (8 IP, 11 appearances)

RP Josh Roenicke - 8.38 ERA, 5.6 BB/9 (9.2 IP, 12 appearances)

RP Jared Burton - 7.71 ERA, 2.3 HR/9 (11.2 IP, 13 appearances)

SP Liam Hendriks - 6.30 ERA, 1.8 HR/9 (20 IP, 4 appearances)

SP Andrew Albers - 5.40 ERA, 1.3 HR/9 (28.1 IP, 5 appearances)

SP Mike Pelfrey - 5.29 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 (34 IP, 6 appearances)

Briefly:

* It's easy to see why the Twins offense has been ice cold over the past 30 days -- 23rd in runs scored -- as the blame largely falls on an offense whose best full-time hitter in that time frame has just a .320 wOBA. That's Brian Dozier, and that wOBA is only slightly above the American League average of .314.

*Mauer has also been considered 'hot' in that time frame, but has only played six games (.464/.500/.786, 2 home runs)

* Former Twin Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 24 games. Span extended the streak with a sixth inning single off former Detroit Tigers farmhand Zach Miner. It was Span's only hit in a 1 for 5 night.

* Four Twins farmhands made Baseball America's 2013 All-Star Team: C Josmil Pinto, 1B Chris Colabello, 3B Miguel Sano, and OF Byron Buxton.

* Dozier has started 43 straight games, spanning from Aug. 1 through Friday night.

Brandon Warne covers the Minnesota Twins for 1500ESPN.com. He has also contributed as a baseball analyst for Fangraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com
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