Originally written August 28, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon sustained a lower-back injury last night when he slipped off a wet mound after delivering a pitch. Manager Jim Leyland told reporters – including James Schmehl of MLive.com – that he knew something wasn’t right when he saw the awkward way Rondon came to the plate. "When I saw it, I was suspicious that something wasn't right," Leyland said. "As it turned out, it was just a little bit in the lower back. I don't really think it's anything serious." When the slip occurred, Leyland believed Rondon had suffered any number of injuries, ranging from his knee to hamstring. However, after being evaluated by the team’s trainer, it became clear that Rondon had sustained a minor back injury. Following the slip, Rondon remained in the game, though he did appear to be favoring his right leg. After a rain delay was issued, Rondon was seen liming to the dugout. As of last night, Leyland wasn’t sure if Rondon would be available for tonight’s game. The rookie entered the season projected as the Tigers’ closer, but instead he started the year in the minors. He’s since been recalled, maintaining an ERA and WHIP of 3.51 and 1.247 over 25 appearances spanning 25 2/3 innings. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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