Found February 24, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
PLAYERS: Bruce Rondon
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
With Jose Vavlerde’s tenure as the Tigers’ closer now over, Detroit now looks to the young flamethrower Bruce Rondon to take over 9th inning duties. With this move brings a lot of apprehension to Motown and a lot of worry that a young closer will not have what it takes to finish ballgames. In this episode John Czech talks about why Tigers fans should rest easy regarding Rondon.

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Verlander starts clearing cobwebs

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Successful Start To Spring For Tigers

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