Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/27/13
By DANA WAKIJIFOXSportsDetroit.com LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland is tired of talking about Bruce Rondon, even though Leyland knows he has to make a decision soon. Rondon probably can't do anything without feeling he's under a microscope these days. Pitching on the second of back-to-back days, Rondon allowed two runs on two hits, walked two and struck out one in the seventh inning of a 4-1 exhibition loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. "Obviously (Tuesday), he was lights-out, but I think everybody has unrealistic expectations," catcher Alex Avila said. "Every time he pitches, you guys ask how he did. "It seems like everybody expects him to have a 1-2-3 inning with three strikeouts every time. That's never going to be the case." Avila blamed himself for Rondon being called for a balk, which allowed a run to score. "I felt bad because I was giving him a sign and he didn't really give me a yes or no, and I thought he wanted a different pitch," Avila said. "As he wa...
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