Bruce Rondon RP DET 5 Months

Tigers placed RHP Bruce Rondon on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Rondon is headed for Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the entire 2014 regular season.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 6 Months

Bruce Rondon needs Tommy John surgery and will miss all of the 2014 season.

Rondon dealt with elbow issues last season, but he was feeling fine in camp until earlier this week when he reported some soreness to the Tigers. As it turns out, an exam revealed the worst possible news. With Rondon on the shelf, Joba Chamberlain is the favorite to be Joe Nathan's setup man. Al Alburquerque should also see more high-leverage innings.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 6 Months

Bruce Rondon was scratched from his scheduled appearance on Friday due to a minor back injury.

The issue isn't believed to be serious, and the hefty right-hander is scheduled to take the hill on Saturday instead. The fire-balling 23-year-old is being entrusted as the primary setup man for Joe Nathan entering the 2014 season.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Bruce Rondon was diagnosed last week by Dr. James Andrews with a flexor strain in his right elbow.

The Tigers had been labeling the injury as elbow "inflammation." Rondon appeared in only one game for Detroit after September 2 and may have to slightly alter his usual offseason routine. But he should be healthy by the start of spring training in 2014 and will likely be in the running to take over the Tigers' ninth-inning gig.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Bruce Rondon (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.

Rondon had a light session of catch from about 90 feet on Saturday. The hard-throwing right-hander has appeared in just one game over the last six weeks due to right elbow inflammation, but the Tigers aren't ruling out adding him to the roster should they reach the World Series.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Saturday that Bruce Rondon (elbow) still hasn't picked up a baseball.

Rondon has been battling elbow tenderness since mid-September and is highly doubtful to pitch in a postseason game this October. The hard-throwing youngster will try to get back to 100 percent health this winter with an eye on claiming the Tigers' closer gig in 2014. Joaquin Benoit is scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Bruce Rondon (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

Rondon has been nursing a tender right elbow for a few weeks and will not be part of the Tigers' ALDS roster. Whether he recovers in time to join the roster later in the postseason if the Tigers keep advancing remains to be seen. "I feel bad," Rondon said, "because I wanted to help this team in the first round. Everybody dreams of going to the playoffs."

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Bruce Rondon (elbow) is not available for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Rondon's right elbow continues to give him trouble, and it's starting to look like he could be a long shot for the first round of the playoffs. He's appeared in just one game since September 2, and came away from that outing with renewed soreness.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Wednesday that Bruce Rondon's right elbow is "not good."

Rondon made his first appearance since September 2 on Tuesday night and fanned all three batters he faced, but the hard-throwing right-hander apparently woke up Thursday with renewed soreness. The Tigers also lost left-hander Phil Coke recently to an elbow problem.

Bruce Rondon RP DET 11 Months

Bruce Rondon (elbow) is available on Tuesday night.

Rondon missed three weeks with tenderness in his right elbow. He has a 3.58 ERA in 27 2/3 innings this year.