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Detroit Tigers: Rondon pitching well in Lakeland

Detroit Tigers right handed flame thrower Bruce Rondon was one of the biggest question marks entering Spring Training last month. Since reporting to Lakeland in February, Rondon has erased many of those doubts as he continues to pitch well. Rondon ended last season on a sour note, being sent home early due to a poor work ethic. Things didn’t seem to improve for him in the winter...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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....
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bruce Rondon incites brawl in winter league game in Venezuela

Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon was ejected from a winter league game in Venezuela Saturday night after charging and taking “swings” at a base runner during a bench-clearing brawl.  That’s Rondon, wearing the extra small jersey. MLive’s Chris Iott described the fiasco: “Rondon, pitching for Navegantes del Magallanes, entered the game to start the seventh inning...
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December 13, 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...
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...
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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...
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

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

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