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The Tigers to recall RHP Bruce Rondon

The Tigers have announced following today’s 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians that they will recall RHP Bruce Rondon from AAA Toledo. Rondon, 24, hasn’t pitched in the majors since the end of the 2013 season. He missed all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery and has been rehabbing from that injury since. He also has dealt with shoulder issues earlier in this season, but has been...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor-league update: Bruce Rondon progressing, infielder Josh Prince released

Tigers right-hander Bruce Rondon is making progress at Triple-A Toledo, and if he continues to improve, he could find himself back in the Detroit bullpen very soon. The reliever is 2-2 with a 7.71 ERA, but he recorded his first save for the Mud Hens on Saturday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning. Rondon, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers make the right decision with Bruce Rondon

It’s become precedent for Dave Dombrowski. First, it was Joel Zumaya and now its Bruce Rondon. The Detroit Tigers General Manager has an affinity for putting high expectations on a hard-throwing reliever to play a major role in the bullpen. Season after season, those hopes have been dashed by injury. In 2013, Dombrowski touted Rondon as the heir apparent to the closer role but...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon activated from disabled list, optioned to Triple-A

The Detroit Tigers activated reliever Bruce Rondon off the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.The moves is mostly procedural as Rondon continues to build up his arm strength as he works his way back from bicipital tendinitis.Rondon is 1-2 with a 10.38 ERA and has allowed 15 hits and five walks, with nine strikeouts in In 8 2/3 innings of work for the Mud Hens.
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Sergio Romo edition

With the free agency period getting closer and closer every day, the Detroit Tigers are likely going to be huge buyers on the market and will have to look for some help for a bullpen that hasn’t been consistent for the past few seasons now. Signing San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo could be a big pickup. In 2014, the Giants were considered by many to have one of...
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade for shortstop, Bruce Rondon out for season

Just one day after the Detroit Tigers confirmed that Jose Iglesias’ injury will keep him out for 4-6 months, Dave Dombrowski made a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for shortstop Andrew Romine. The 28-year old comes off a season in which he hit .258 in a career-high 123 plate appearances in the big leagues. Romine, who was ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive infielder...
March 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Tigers' Rondon to have Tommy John surgery

Bruce Rondon's bumpy ride to the Detroit Tigers' bullpen hit a major sinkhole on Friday, when the Tigers announced he will undergo Tommy John surgery. "It came up suddenly," Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the media in Florida. "He brought it up Monday." Now the Tigers have to fill a hole on the back end of their bullpen, in addition their problems at shortstop (Jose Iglesias out...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Rondon turns down heat to become complete pitcher

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bruce Rondon throws a 103 mph fastball, and when he burst onto the scene in spring training last year, that fireball gave him a Bunyanesque quality. All that was missing from Detroit Tigers practices and games was a circus barker: "Step right up and see the pitcher with an unbelievable 103 mph heater!" Rondon was given a chance to become the closer last season, but...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: three ‘x-factors’ for 2014

In baseball, most teams enter the season with known quantities, unproven youngsters, and some guys who need to step up, and the Detroit Tigers are no different. Detroit’s mix of lethal starting pitching and legitimate star power on offense is a given, and should be enough to put them in the pennant chase. But if a few key players are able to step and produce above their recent...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers sign Joe Nathan

After a few trades that were met with mixed emotion by the Detroit Tigers fan base, GM Dave Dombrowski took to the free agent market and addressed the team’s biggest offseason need. Detroit came to terms with 39-year old closer Joe Nathan. Reports are circulating that Nathan and the Tigers have agreed to a 2-year deal. Joe Nathan Nathan, a long-time Tigers nemesis from his days...
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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