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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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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

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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

Cubs and RHP Hector Rondon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.8 million contract.

Rondon was eligible for arbitration for the second time. The reliever posted a 3.53 ERA and 58/8 K/BB ratio over 51 innings last season for the Cubs while recording 18 saves.
Jan 13 - 12:33 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Hector Rondon's struggles this postseason are not due to an injury.

Rondon missed about three weeks with a right triceps strain late in the summer, but it appears there is no injury concern here. In his most recent outing, the 28-year-old right-hander came on with two runners aboard and two outs in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The Cubs trailed 3-0 at the time and desperately needed to hold it right there. That wouldn't happen, as Rondon proceeded to surrender a three-run home run to Roberto Perez, essentially putting any real notion of a comeback to rest. He has surrendered runs in three of his six postseason appearances. Given that there is no injury here, Rondon should be available for the remainder of the World Series, though high-leverage work might not be in the cards in the immediate future.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 05:02:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 05:00:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:49:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:42:00 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.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:27:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 07:14:00 PM

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2B1Ben Zobrist
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3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
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2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
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Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena