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Hector Rondon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Rule 5 pick Hector Rondon will be part of the team's Opening Day bullpen.
Michael Bowden has also earned a spot. Rondon has allowed just two runs over six innings this spring. The young right-hander has been limited to just 13 appearances since 2010 due to injury issues and is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. The Cubs will probably eventually give him a shot to start again, but they'll use him in long relief this season. Fri, Mar 22, 2013 09:36:00 AM

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Cubs selected RHP Hector Rondon from the Indians with the second pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Rondon was limited to seven innings in 2012 due to his ongoing recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The 24-year-old will hope for a healthy 2013.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Indians re-signed RHP Hector Rondon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rondon threw only seven innings in 2012 because of lingering complications related to his 2010 Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He's no sure bet for 2013.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Hector Rondon (elbow) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus.

Rondon underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in August of 2010 and then needed another procedure for an elbow fracture in late 2011. The 23-year-old righty was once considered a nice pitching prospect, but he will have to work to regain that status.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Indians sent RHP Hector Rondon outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Rondon was designated for assignment earlier this week. The 22-year-old right-hander missed the entire 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss an additional 6-9 months due to a fractured elbow. The Indians are hopeful he'll be able to pitch at some point next year, but his future is very much up in the air.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 03:15:00 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti says Hector Rondon (fractured elbow) is expected to miss 6-9 months, not the 5-7 months as initially reported.

Rondon had been an intriguing prospect, but his future is up in the air after he missed most of 2011 while recovering from Tommy John surgery before then fracturing his elbow. Antonetti added that he's not sure at this point whether the 23-year-old's future is in the rotation or the bullpen.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 06:20:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Hector Rondon for assignment.

Rondon has a fractured elbow and is expected to miss five-to-seven months. The 22-year-old right-hander is considered an intriguing prospect, but he continues to battle injuries. The native of Venezuela had successful Tommy John surgery in 2010 and returned in September for a few token appearances on the farm prior to season's end. He may pique some team's interest on the waiver wire if they are inclined to be patient with his rehab.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 03:16:00 PM

The Indians plan to use Hector Rondon out of the bullpen in 2012.

Rondon made it back for two rehab outings late in the year after recovering from Tommy John surgery. It's not clear if this will be a permanent move or if they just want to keep his innings down in his first full season back from the operation. Rondon could be an option for the Indians bullpen at some point in 2012.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 03:11:00 PM

Hector Rondon (elbow) allowed one run on two hits over one inning Wednesday in his first minor league rehab appearance with Class A Mahoning Valley.

It was his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August. The 22-year-old right-hander remains an intriguing prospect, but has pitched in just eight professional games since the start of the 2010 season.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 04:21:00 PM

Top Indians pitching prospect Hector Rondon had successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery. The Indians were trying to avoid the surgery by placing Rondon on a rest-and-rehab plan for the past three months. After a complete lack of news, this is somewhat surprising, but hopefully the prospect will regain the strikeout punch, paired with the strong control, that made him an interesting riser in the system. The secondary numbers have always looked good for him, but he's had trouble impressing scouts, and now he's injured. File away for 2013.
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 02:10:00 PM

Indians pitching prospect Hector Rondon has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with right forearm tightness.

The injury is far from serious and he's only expected to miss one or two turns through the rotation. Rondon, regarded as a fairly decent prospect, is 1-3 with an 8.53 ERA in seven starts this season at Triple-A Columbus and has surrendered 12 home runs in 31 2/3 innings. Perhaps the rest will help.
Thu, May 13, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Hector Rondon earned a victory Thursday by pitching three scoreless innings and striking out four in relief against the Reds.

Rondon came to camp with no real chance of making the Indians, but he could be a factor in the rotation come midseason. The 22-year-old has yet to walk a batter in 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Arizona.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 07:10:00 PM

Double-A Akron's Hector Rondon moved to 4-0 after allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday.

He struck out nine. Rondon, who is pretty much unique among the Indians' top pitching prospects in that he throws right-handed, has a 1.17 ERA and a 22/4 K/BB ratio in 23 innings this season.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 04:16:00 AM

Hector Rondon went six innings and combined with Neil Wagner on a no-hitter for low Single-A Lake County on Tuesday.

Rondon, a 19-year-old for Venezuela, improved to 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA, 72 H and 64/21 K/BB in 80 1/3 IP. He's not considered one of the Indians' top prospects, but he might be interesting as a reliever.
Wed, Jul 4, 2007 01:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Zach Rosscup
9Neil Ramirez