Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 2/17/13
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LAKELAND, Fla. -- Bruce Rondons first batting-practice pitching of spring training was Sundays main event. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, manager Jim Leyland and Hall of Famer Al Kaline all made sure to watch. On the adjoining field, American League MVP Miguel Cabrera sat on a bench and watched through two separate fences. Someone on the field where Cabrera was asked, Hows the man-child doing? Rondon, 22, has a fastball that routinely hits 100 mph during the season. But he said he was only 90 percent for his first outing. Afterward, the rookie who pitched at Lakeland, Erie and Toledo last season was asked what it was like to have a pack of reporters waiting to talk to him after pitching. Im proud of that, Rondon said through a club interpreter, Aileen Villarreal. It means people are taking me into account. Rondon throws from a three-quarter arm slot with an easy, compact motion. His leg kick is slight, and the only thing out of the ordinary about his delivery is how ...
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