Bruce Rondon RP DET 2 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.

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The Tigers gave Rondon a look in...

Bruce Rondon RP DET 5 months ago

Rondon has been sent home by the Tigers because of his "effort" level, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 5 months ago

Rondon locked down is fourth save of the season Monday, albeit in nerve-wracking fashion.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 5 months ago

Rondon issued a two-out walk but held the Royals scoreless in the ninth inning Tuesday to preserve a 6-5 win for Detroit. It was his third save of the season.

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Bruce Rondon RP DET 7 months ago

Rondon made his season debut Thursday, entering the game in the seventh inning with two on and one out. He struck out both batters he faced; one went down looking at a 101 mph fastball.

He looked good, but we need to see more outings like that to believe he'll be worked back into a late-innings role. Before he tore his UCL in 2014, Rondon was expected to be the set-up man for closer Joe Nathan and he has the stuff to be a good set-up man. But for now, lower-leverage situations will help get him back into shape.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 8 months ago

Rondon will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

The Tigers optioned Buck Farmer after his start Wednesday and selected Rondon to rejoin the big league club in a corresponding move. Rondon has yet to appear in a game with the Tigers after starting the season on the DL and then stringing together some rough outings at Triple-A Toledo. He'll add right handed depth to Detroit's bullpen but likely won't pitch in high leverage situations.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 8 months ago

Rondon (shoulder) was reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

Rondon's rehab assignment lasted nearly a month, and while health is no longer an issue, the Tigers still don't feel that he's ready to rejoin the big-league bullpen. He hasn't done himself any favors with Triple-A Toledo, posting a 10.38 ERA and 5.2 BB/9 in 8.2 innings.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 8 months ago

Rondon (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning Sunday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Toledo, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Rondon's scoreless outing was just the fourth time in nine attempts that he didn't allow a runner to cross the plate, as the right-hander has surrendered six earned runs in his last three outings combined. He threw just 10 of his 22 pitches for strikes and did walk a batter, so the command likely isn't quite where he wants it to be just yet. Rondon will likely continue to make rehab appearances on an indefinite timetable, and will have to show progress over multiple outings before getting an opportunity to serve in the Detroit bullpen.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 8 months ago

Rondon (shoulder) was hit hard Saturday night in his second rehab start with the Toledo Mud Hens. He failed to last two innings, which had been the plan, after allowing four hits and four earned runs while walking three and striking out one. He managed to get just three outs.

After the game, the Mud Hens' manager, Larry Parrish, didn't mince his words: "As bad as his line looked, it was probably worse than that. We talked about it before the game, what he needs to do. Tonight, he didn't do it all." Rondon missed all of last season after Tommy John surgery and has been on the DL all of this season with right biceps tendinitis. At this point, he won't be back with Tigers any time soon.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 8 months ago

Rondon (shoulder) will throw two innings for Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

He has given up five earned runs in 5.2 innings so far with Toledo, but the fact that he will make another appearance at Triple-A suggests he may be close to being activated. Of course, his activation does not guarantee that he immediately joins the Tigers, but that is a possibility. Joakim Soria has a pretty firm hold on the closer role in Detroit.