Bruce Rondon
RP DET
2 weeks ago

Rondon picked up the win Saturday against the Blue Jays. He allowed one hit (a home run) and one earned run in 1.0 innings of work.

EDGE Analysis

He was dinged with a blow save after giving up a long ball to Devon Travis. Rondon has looked a bit rattled his last two outings and has surrendered three hits, including two home runs, in his last 2.0 innings. His new-found maturity should help him re-stabilize his game after these two home runs and when it does, Rondon should get back on track to prove he's finally becoming the guy the Tigers have always thought he'd be.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
1 month ago

Rondon lost 15 pounds while he was in Triple-A and has developed a new delivery that has reduced the number of walks he has given up and increased his velocity. He touched 100 mph with his fastball five times in 2.0 innings of work Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gone is Rondon's exaggerated hip swing, replaced with a more straight-line delivery. And best of all, his attitude is a lot better than it was last September when he was sent home for his "effort level." Manager Brad Ausmus likes what he sees, especially after Rondon got three strikeouts in 2.0 innings Sunday. "If he continues to pitch like that, he could pitch the back-third of the game," said Ausmus. Get him on your fantasy radar -- holds could soon come Rondon's way if he continues like this.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
1 month ago

Rondon was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Both Rondon and Kyle Ryan were brought in from the minors Sunday to offer fresh arms for an overtaxed bullpen. With a 3.74 ERA and 30:16 K:BB ratio over 21.2 innings, Rondon wasn't a standout contributor at Triple-A, so look for him to assume a low-leverage role during his stay with the Tigers.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
2 months ago

Rondon's control continues to elude him in Triple-A.

EDGE Analysis

He delivered three hits, two runs, three walks and three strikeouts in just two innings on Thursday. Rondon's season isn't much better: 10 games, 10.2 innings, 12 hits, 10 walks and 14 strikeouts. He won't be back in Detroit any time soon.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
3 months ago

Rondon (leg) was activated from the minor-league disabled list this week.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon missed over half of April with his leg injury, but he returned to the mound May 1, and has already appeared in three games this month. Rondon has posted a 4.91 ERA and 2.45 WHIP in his four outings this season, but he has 65 big league appearances under his belt, so he figures to be an option for the big league club at some point if he gets back on track.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
3 months ago

Rondon (hamstring) was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Toledo on Friday but manager Brad Ausmus said that he'll miss at least two weeks, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon suffered a hamstring injury during Wednesday's batting practice session, and after two days of letting him try to work through it, the Tigers opted to place him on the disabled list Friday. Ausmus' comments suggest that Rondon will need to be shut down for at least two weeks before the team's medical staff reevaluates him. Until Rondon can get healthy again, the Tigers will have to make do with a largely patchwork bullpen.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
3 months ago

Rondon strained his hamstring during batting practice Wednesday, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear how he sustained the injury, but he needed to be helped off by a trainer, which is not a good sign. There's no projection currently as to how much time (if any) Rondon will miss, but that should become clearer as details of the ailment surface.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon had a rough spring and still continues to be fairly inconsistent out of the Tigers bullpen. He'll likely return to the major leagues with his triple-digit fastball at some point in the season, but he'll have to work on getting more advanced hitters out even when he's not striking them out.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon pitched a scoreless inning Sunday in Grapefruit League action. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon lacks the consistency his manager wants to see and often fails to deliver intensity when he's on the mound, despite hitting triple digits with his heater. He still isn't a lock to secure a spot in the pen, but power pitchers are a hot commodity in the back-end of the rotation. Rondon still has a shot to be that closer of the future, but the window is closing.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
7 months ago

Rondon was not among the players manager Brad Ausmus named this week as locks to make the bullpen, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers gave Rondon a look in the closer role over the final months with Joakim Soria out of the way, but he struggled and was ultimately sent home due to his "effort level," according to Ausmus. Reports from winter ball have been positive, but Rondon still has to win back the trust of his teammates and prove to the organization that he's serious about his baseball career. Trade acquisition Francisco Rodriguez appears likely to open 2016 in the ninth inning for Detroit.