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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

With Rondon out, Chamberlain will be Tigers' setup man

Bruce Rondon will soon undergo Tommy John surgery and won't come back to the bullpen until next season. It might even be two years before Rondon returns to his full fire-balling form, and that leaves a hole at the back end of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers. It's not a gaping hole, however. Signing Joba Chamberlain -- a proven, late-inning reliever in his seven seasons with the...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Tigers' Bruce Rondon headed for Tommy John surgery

There is not much word out yet, but two Tigers beat writers have announced that Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon will need Tommy John surgery. Tom Gage of the Detroit News sent out a very brief tweet just after 12:00 noon on Friday. Michigan Live's ( Chris Lott also announced the news.#Tigers Rondon - Tommy John— Tom Gage (@Tom_Gage) March 21, 2014Bruce Rondon...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers notes: Rondon sent home sick

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Bruce Rondon left the Tigers clubhouse after the morning meeting in street clothes, but there's nothing to be alarmed about. "He went home sick," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Nothing major. Just to be safe, we let him go home and rest. We don't want anything lingering, or getting anyone else sick." Ausmus said Rondon's symptoms were not severe enough to be...
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February 21, 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

Tigers feature: Elbow problems keep Bruce Rondon's role uncertain

Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon was all set to become the Tigers' closer in 2013, and he even managed a save in April before getting demoted to the Minor Leagues. In addition, elbow problems developed later on, keeping the rookie from claiming the job for the 2013 season.Rondon came back to appear in 30 games total and still had an impressive record of 2-1, 3.45 ERA, and 30...
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December 15, 2013  |  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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