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2017 Tigers player preview: Bruce Rondon has to sustain his fastball command

Fastball velocity and command will determine whether Rondon can take the next step in 2017. Bruce Rondon finally rewarded the Detroit Tigers’ faith in him last season. After two seasons marred by elbow surgery and a slow return to form, Rondon finally got hot in the second half. While Shane Greene and Justin Wilson came to camp as the Tigers’ preferred set-up men as the 2017...
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5 days ago

Detroit Tigers: Bruce Rondon isn’t going anywhere

I know a lot of you are upset with Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon. Not only did he get sent home early last season due to effort issues, but he now instigated a brawl in the Venezuelan Winter League. Bruce Rondon has also always had issues with his weight, which haven’t seemed to have gone away. Certainly, Bruce Rondon’s actions aren’t good, but lets make something...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Bruce Rondon’s leash growing shorter

Bruce Rondon hasn’t been much more than a disappointment for the Detroit Tigers over the past several seasons. Rondon bulldozed his way through the minor leagues after joining the Tigers organization at 17 years old. Since joining the Tigers major league roster, he has taken a turn for the worse – a lot worse. 2013 saw him put up decent numbers with a 1-2 record and a 3.45...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Rondon got into a brawl in the Venezuelan Winter League

Crazy things tend to happen in Winter League baseball. In the Venezuelan Winter League this weekend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon, playing for Magallanes, got into a brawl with Pirates minor leaguer Jose Osuna, playing for Margarita. It looks like the cause of the brawl was Osuna having an issue with Rondon’s pickoff attempt, which led to some words being exchanged....
Via The Comeback
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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
June 24, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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