Bruce Rondon
RP DET
1 week ago

The Tigers declined to tender Rondon a contract for 2018, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Once considered the Tigers' likely closer of the future, Rondon fell out of favor with the organization over the past two seasons. He was sent home in the summer of 2016 due to a lack of effort and he couldn't locate with any consistency in 21 appearances with the big club in 2017 (5.7 BB/9). He still throws hard and should land a major-league job in 2018.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after struggling and taking the loss Sunday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon couldn't find the strike zone on Sunday, as he walked two batters on a total of nine pitches. Both runners came around to score, which put the Tigers down 6-4 and bumped Rondon's ERA up to 10.91. Manager Brad Ausmus said Rondon's first few pitches were "alarming" and "weren't real close," so he wasted no time pulling the 26-year-old. Rondon has some talent, but clearly he needs to refine his control and grow as a pitcher. He'll try to do that at Triple-A and could rejoin the MLB club when rosters expand in September.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Sunday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Room on the roster is needed for Monday's starter, Michael Fulmer (elbow), and the struggling Rondon is the resulting roster casualty. He will head back to the minors for some more seasoning after allowing two runs without recording an out to earn the loss Sunday. While he has impressed with his overpowering stuff at times (12.1 K/9), he now owns an unsightly 10.91 ERA in 15.2 innings out of the Tigers bullpen.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon (1-3) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Twins. He didn't record an out and walked two batters on nine pitches. Both runners came around to score.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon simply couldn't find the strike zone in this one, and manager Brad Ausmus showed little patience in the right-hander. Rondon has displayed electric stuff at times, but he just hasn't been able to put it all together. With a 10.91 ERA, Rondon likely won't be getting too many high-leverage opportunities moving forward, and he's probably not worth owning in most standard leagues at this point.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
4 months ago

Rondon pitched a scoreless inning on one hit while striking out two to earn his first save of the season Friday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon was protecting a three-run a lead, and took advantage of his first save opportunity of the season. Since June 27, he has seven holds to go along with his one save, and although his 10.93 ERA looks toxic, he's only been on the mound for 15 innings this season.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
5 months ago

Rondon did not allow a baserunner and recorded two strikeouts in a clean eighth inning against the Giants on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He has logged five scoreless frames on two hits and two walks while striking out seven since rejoining the big-league bullpen on June 25. Justin Wilson is the undisputed closer in Detroit, but he could be dealt at the deadline, and Rondon is starting to put together an impressive recent resume that could make him a candidate to close if the ninth inning opens up at the end of the month.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
6 months ago

Rondon (1-1) picked up his first win of the season Sunday against the Padres. He fired one scoreless inning while walking one and striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon took care of business in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth, then grabbed the win when the Tigers scored two in the top of the ninth. Despite just getting recalled on Friday and owning a 23.14 ERA this season (albeit in only 2.1 innings), Rondon quickly got a look in a high-leverage situation. Manager Brad Ausmus doesn't have a ton of trustworthy options in his bullpen, so Rondon, who posted a 2.97 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 36.1 innings last season, could establish himself in short order if he pitches well.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
6 months ago

Rondon was promoted to the Tigers on Friday prior to their game against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Following the release of reliever Francisco Rodriguez, Detroit brought Rondon up from Triple-A Toledo. Rondon hasn't pitched for the Tigers since early April, when he allowed six earned runs combined during his last two appearances, without managing to record two outs in either contest. He will get another chance with the team, but the 26-year-old needs to improve in order to stay up for any prolonged period of time.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
8 months ago

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon has struggled early on this season, allowing six earned runs with three walks over his last two games alone. The 26-year-old will head down to Triple-A in an attempt to iron out his issues, while the team will bring up Joe Jimenez from Toledo fo fill his spot on the roster.

Bruce Rondon
RP DET
8 months ago

Rondon was charged with the loss Sunday against the Red Sox, allowing three earned runs on a hit and two walks, while not recording a single out.

EDGE Analysis

Rondon entered in the eighth inning with the Tigers up 4-3, and the wheels quickly came off. After a leadoff walk followed by a hit, Rondon intentionally walked Mitch Moreland to load the bases. Rondon was pulled at that point, but Kyle Ryan was unable to limit the damage. Following rough outings on Friday and Sunday, Rondon's ERA is at an unsightly 40.50 to begin the year.