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Hector Rondon | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Cubs activated RHP Hector Rondon from the 15-day disabled list.
Rondon wound up missing three weeks because of a right triceps strain. The setup man returns Tuesday to a stellar 2.47 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 51/6 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings for the season. Sep 6 - 5:00 PM

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Hector Rondon (triceps) threw 22 pitches in a successful simulated game on Saturday.

As long as he's feeling no lingering soreness on Sunday, he's slated to be activated from the disabled list on Monday. The Cubs have missed his presence in front of Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning. The right-hander owns a terrific 2.47 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 51/6 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings on the season.
Sep 3 - 2:49 PM

Hector Rondon (triceps) indicated Saturday that he's feeling much better and won't go to Triple-A Iowa for a rehab assignment.

He'll stay with the club and should be activated from the disabled list within the next few days. He has been on the shelf for nearly a month due to his triceps issue. He'll return to a setup role in front of closer Aroldis Chapman.
Sep 3 - 11:42 AM

Hector Rondon (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

He'll pitch for Iowa on Saturday and Monday and then be activated if all goes well. Rondon has been dealing with a triceps issue for nearly a month.
Sep 1 - 5:27 PM

Hector Rondon (triceps) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Rodon threw an issue-free bullpen on Monday and will to repeat that feat on Thursday. A right triceps strain pushed him to the disabled list in mid-August. He needs to be cleared to face live hitters before he can take the next step in his rehab.
Aug 31 - 7:14 PM

Hector Rondon (triceps) threw a successful bullpen session on Monday.

And he reported back to Wrigley Field with no issues on Tuesday. Rondon is planning to throw another bullpen session Thursday or Friday and could then be cleared to face live hitters. He's been on the disabled list since august 17 because of a right triceps strain.
Aug 30 - 5:17 PM

Hector Rondon (triceps) reported feeling good after playing catch on Wednesday.

It was his first time throwing since he landed on the disabled list August 19, retroactive to August 17, with a right triceps strain. Rondon plans to throw on flat ground again in a couple days before possibly beginning mound work. There is no exact timetable for his return, but early-to-mid September seems about right at this point.
Aug 24 - 1:54 PM

Cubs placed RHP Hector Rondon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with a right triceps strain.

Rondon has been battling the issue for a week and a half and the Cubs eventually decided it would be best to give him a couple weeks off. He should be back when rosters expand in September.
Aug 19 - 5:19 PM

Hector Rondon (triceps) took a loss and a blown save in his return to action Sunday night against the rival Cardinals.

Rondon entered the game in the top of the eighth inning with the Cubs up 3-1 and promptly gave away that lead. Kolten Wong singled, Greg Garcia singled, and then Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run bomb over the wall in left-center field. Brandon Moss added a solo shot one batter later. It was the first time Rondon had allowed two homers in one appearance. He said after the game that his arm felt fine, but that didn't look like the pitcher we saw over the first four months of the 2016 regular season. Rondon was making his first appearance since August 2.
Aug 15 - 8:36 AM

Hector Rondon (triceps) is hoping to return on Saturday.

Rondon played catch for the second day in a row and will throw a bullpen session on Friday. He's missed the last couple days with a triceps injury but it's obviously nothing serious. He'll setup for closer Aroldis Chapman upon his return.
Aug 11 - 5:46 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Hector Rondon (triceps) is "trending in the right direction."

Rondon played catch on Wednesday as he works his way back from an apparently-minor triceps injury. Maddon believes that with rest, the 28-year-old right-hander should be able to return to his strong bullpen ways in the very near future. While he was supplanted as closer by Aroldis Chapman at the trade deadline, that does nothing to change his sparkling 1.70 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 51/5 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 frames.
Aug 10 - 8:38 PM

Hector Rondon was unavailable Tuesday due to a triceps issue.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he's optimistic Rondon will be fine after a little break. Rondon has not allowed a run since being moved into a setup role in late July with the arrival of Aroldis Chapman. He has a brilliant 1.70 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and 51/5 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings for the year.
Aug 9 - 10:54 PM

Hector Rondon notched his 18th save of the season Sunday in the Cubs' 5-4 defeat of the Brewers.

Rondon served up a two-out homer to Kirk Nieuwenhuis but retired the other three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning at Miller Park -- two via strikeout. The right-hander holds a 1.95 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 48/5 K/BB ratio in 37 innings this season for the Cubs, but his days as a closer could be numbered with Theo Epstein and Co. searching the trade block for another elite late-inning arm.
Jul 24 - 6:44 PM

Hector Rondon converted his 17th save with a scoreless inning Friday against the Brewers.

Rondon struck out a pair in the frame and worked around a one-out walk to lock down the victory. He only has 17 saves this season, but four of them have come in the past two weeks. With a 1.75 ERA and 46/5 K/BB ratio in 36 innings, there’s no reason for Rondon to lose his closer job on merit, but the pecking order could change if the Cubs end up acquiring another late-inning reliever by August 1.
Jul 22 - 11:50 PM

Hector Rondon retired the only two batters he faced to nail down his 16th save of the season in Monday's win over the Mets.

It was about as easy as it comes as far as saves go, as Rondon entered with a four-run lead and two runners on and induced a double-play ball to end it. The Cubs have easily the best run differential in the majors, but since they've been in so many blowouts it hasn't led to many save chances for Rondon. However, with a 1.64 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio over 33 innings, he's been absurdly good when called upon.
Jul 18 - 10:52 PM

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3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
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CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton