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Hector Rondon | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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The Cubs added Hector Rondon to their roster for the NLCS.
Rondon was left off for the NLDS as the team still had some concerns about the health of his elbow. He's taking the place of the struggling Justin Wilson. Oct 14 - 1:11 PM

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Hector Rondon is not on the Cubs' NLDS roster.

Rondon was unscored upon in September, but he was shut down for a couple weeks with bone chips in his right elbow and it would appear him being left off the NLDS roster indicates that the team is still worried about his health. The Cubs have elected to carry starter John Lackey and struggling reliever Justin Wilson in the bullpen instead, and Leonys Martin also made the roster as an extra outfielder.
Oct 6 - 10:12 AM

Hector Rondon (elbow) returned to the mound on Friday, striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of work.

Rondon had been shut down since early August due to bone chips in his pitching elbow. Getting him back and healthy would be a nice boost for the Cubs as they get ready for the postseason.
Sep 23 - 8:20 AM

Hector Rondon (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session, and he could be available as soon as Thursday for the Cubs series against the Brewers.

Rondon hasn't pitched in a game since being shutdown with elbow inflammation last week. We'll have to see how he feels after the session, but it does appear to be a positive development for the right-hander.
Sep 20 - 5:29 PM

Hector Rondon (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

It'll be his first mound workout since he was shut down earlier this month due to bone chips in his right elbow. Rondon has struggled in the second half and is obviously no lock to make the Cubs' postseason roster.
Sep 19 - 3:59 PM

Hector Rondon will be shut down for at least a week due to bone chips in his right elbow.

The good news, is that his MRI revealed no structural damage. Unfortunately, there's still no clear timeline for his return to the Cubs' bullpen.
Sep 15 - 7:35 PM

Hector Rondon has been shut down for the time being due to a sore right elbow.

The good news is tests came back negative for structural damage, but it sounds like Rondon will be unavailable for a while. The injury could at least partly explain the reliever's poor second half (5.59 ERA).
Sep 15 - 12:53 PM

Hector Rondon (back) allowed a run on three hits and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

It was the first appearance since August 1 for Rondon, who's been working through a back issue. He holds a 4.06 ERA in 44 1/3 innings this season out of the Cubs' bullpen.
Aug 13 - 9:08 AM

Hector Rondon was unavailable Tuesday because of a stiff back.

It sounds like a day-to-day situation, though Rondon hasn't appeared in a game since August 1. The 29-year-old setup man owns a solid 3.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 53/17 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season out of the Cubs' bullpen.
Aug 9 - 1:23 AM

Hector Rondon returned to action Friday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Pirates.

The Cubs were really concerned about Rondon's injury when he was hurt in a home-plate collision Wednesday, but it turned out to be nothing of significance.
Apr 14 - 5:53 PM

Hector Rondon’s (knee) MRI came back clean.

Rondon injured his left knee while covering home plate Wednesday against the Dodgers. He went for a precautionary MRI on Thursday but was cleared of any damage. Rondon will take another day to rest on Friday but should be available to pitch Saturday.
Apr 14 - 9:11 AM

Hector Rondon underwent an MRI on his left knee Thursday morning.

The results should be available sometime Thursday evening. Rondon injured his knee in the ninth inning Wednesday on a collision at home plate with the Dodgers' Chase Utley. The setup man could be looking at a lengthy absence.
Apr 13 - 1:14 PM

Hector Rondon was lifted in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers due to a sore knee.

Rondon was pulled from the contest after he and Chase Utley collided at home plate with two outs in the ninth inning. He will be reevaluated on Thursday. For the time being, consider the 29-year-old right-hander day-to-day.
Apr 12 - 11:57 PM

Hector Rondon was lifted in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after being involved in a home-plate collision with Chase Utley.

Rondon struck out Andrew Tholes for what should have been the third out in the ninth, but Wilson Contreras had to throw to first on the play and ended up throwing low. Utley, who had reached on a walk to lead off the frame, motored around the bases and crashed into Rondon at home plate. He scored on the play. Rondon was subsequently replaced on the mound by Justin Grimm. The Cubs figure to pass along an update on Rondon's injury after the game.
Apr 12 - 11:34 PM

The Cubs have given Hector Rondon permission to pitch in the World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela.

Whether Rondon actually pitches in the spring tournament is another matter. He is keeping an eye on his health after missing in the vicinity of a month with a strained right triceps in 2016. "He wants to work his way through the first part of camp and figure out for himself whether he's ready or not to do it at that time, which is a very mature approach on his part," explained manager Joe Maddon.
Feb 15 - 7:13 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery