KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Tigers have a plan for Bruce Rondon.
In the meantime, the rest of the Tigers relievers have to be ready at any time.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland stressed that Rondon did not do anything wrong this spring to get sent down to Triple-A Toledo.
"He showed me probably everything and more that I needed to see as far as being a top-notch potential closer," Leyland said. "It's just that it was a unanimous opinion that at this particular time he needed to go down and get some seasoning."
Catcher Alex Avila believes that it won't be long before Rondon is in Detroit.
"He's as close as you're going to get without being there," Avila said. "His stuff's there, obviously. He's a great kid, very hard worker. He absorbs as much as you're going to give him. He just needs to continue to throw more, mature a little bit. It wouldn't surprise me if he comes up at some point in the season and gets some really big outs for us."
Leyland admitted that the decision to send Rondon...