Report: Deduno struggling through shoulder pain

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Samuel Deduno's rough month of August might be due to a shoulder problem.

The Pioneer Press reports that Deduno complained of shoulder pain following his start against the White Sox on Sunday.

"It's not sore, but I can't be aggressive with any of my pitches," Deduno said after the game. "When I try to throw hard, I feel it. I changed the angle of my arm to try not to feel pain. I think that's the problem."

Deduno has posted an ERA of 5.09 through four starts this month. From late May to late July Deduno went 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA.

According to the Star Tribune, manager Ron Gardenhire thinks Deduno simply might be getting tired.

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