The Detroit Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Phil Coke before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and they are now hoping to activate rookie right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon for the World Series should they defeat the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Rondon has resumed his throwing program in hopes of pitching in the World Series.
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While still a long shot even if the Tigers reach the World Series, Rondon is working hard to get there. He is rehabbing at the Tigers’ training complex in Lakeland, Florida. On Saturday, he began throwing lightly from 90 feet on flat ground. He is still far from trying to pitch from a mound and throwing his blazing fastball, but team trainer Kevin Rand indicated steady progress.
Rondon is rehabbing from right elbow inflammation. He last pitched on Septem...