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Astros put a hold on rehab for Samuel Deduno; Brett Oberholtzer scheduled to start Monday

The Astros' roster wheels keep turning.

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Samuel Deduno was placed on the 15-Day disabled list retroactively of May 14 due to back strain. It appears he has a new problem has arisen with Deduno after his rehab start on Friday. He left his appearance with Triple A Fresno after just one inning. Deduno gave up one run on four walks and struck out two in his one inning of work. He was expected to pitch two inning.

The Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz is reporting the Astros are shutting down Deduno. What that exactly means isn't clear, will we see Deduno in week? A month? Never again? Who knows? Deduno said about the issue:

"It's a pain that is there when I throw." Deduno was expected to go two innings Friday at Fresno, but he lasted only one while walking four. "My hip still bothers me," he said.

Deduno had served as the Astros long relief and spot starter. He was 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA in 21 innings pitched in 2015.


Brett Oberholtzer is officially listed as the Astros starter on Monday against the Orioles. Oberholtzer has been nursing a blister on his throwing hand since Spring Training. The issue flared up again following his one Major League start in 2015, sending him back to the disabled list.

Oberholtzer is a welcome sight after losing Scott Feldman until after the All-Star break this past week. Oberholtzer made one rehab start with Triple A Fresno in his most recent stint on the disabled list, giving up fours (one earned) on five hits over 4 2/3 innings against Memphis Redbirds on May 27.