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Hector Rondon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hector Rondon gave up two runs in the 10th to blow a save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
A Paul Goldschmidt homer tied up the game, giving Rondon his third blown save in 12 chances this year. It's just the second homer Rondon has allowed, and he has a solid 18/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings, so his job should be safe. May 23 - 1:42 AM

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Hector Rondon recorded his ninth save of the season by tossing a scoreless ninth versus the Padres in Wednesday's 3-2 win.

Rondon gave up a leadoff single to Will Middlebrooks, but the next three batters couldn't get the ball out of the infield. Rondon struck out Abe Almonte to end the affair. Rondon blew his last opportunity, five days ago against Pittsburgh, but he looked just fine tonight. He is 9-for-10 in save chances along with a 3.00 ERA and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 18 innings.
May 21 - 1:28 AM

Hector Rondon notched his eighth save of the season as the Cubs finished off a four-game sweep of the Mets on Thursday.

Asked to protect a one-run lead, Rondon gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy, but he was able to retire the next three batters to end it. He recorded one strikeout during the frame and is now 8-for-9 in save opportunities this season to go along with a 2.81 ERA and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 16 innings.
May 14 - 5:19 PM

Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Cubs' 4-3 victory against the Mets on Monday, notching his seventh save as well.

Rondon issued a leadoff walk to Curtis Granderson, but got Dilson Herrera to line out and Johnny Monell to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the contest. The right-hander has converted seven of eight save opportunities while posting a 3.21 ERA and a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
May 11 - 11:39 PM

Hector Rondon escaped with his sixth save on Wednesday as the Cubs edged the Cardinals 6-5.

Rondon allowed a leadoff single to Peter Bourjos, who advanced to third base on an infield ground out on a hit-and-run. Rondon then walked Matt Holliday before getting Mark Reynolds to strike out and Jhonny Peralta to ground out to end the game. Rondon is now 6-for-7 in save chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 12 innings.
May 6 - 11:28 PM

Hector Rondon struck out a pair over a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Rondon painted the corners and blew Ryan Braun and Khris Davis away with 96-98 mph heat. Jason Rogers got to the closer with a two-out double, but Rondon then induced a game-ending groundout by Adam Lind to preserve the one-run victory. Rondon looks like an elite closer so far this season with a 1.64 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio over 11 innings.
May 1 - 5:46 PM

Hector Rondon retired the Pirates in order to grab his third save of the season on Tuesday.

Rondon was looking at a night off until the Cubs scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to take a 9-8 lead. The right-hander then cut through Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen, and Chris Stewart in a 1-2-3 inning. Rondon blew the save his last time out, so it was good for him to have a bounce-back effort. He's 3-for-4 in save situations with a 2.25 ERA and a 6/1 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Apr 21 - 10:44 PM

Hector Rondon was charged with two runs and took a blown save Saturday against the Padres.

The Cubs went into the top of the ninth with a 6-2 lead, so Phil Coke initially got the call. However, he gave up back-to-back hits before Rondon entered the game and quickly allowed an RBI single to Justin Upton and an RBI double to Will Middlebrooks. Jedd Gyorko then grounded out to drive in another run. Rondon got Alexi Amarista to strike out swinging for the first out of the inning, but Yangervis Solarte followed with a game-tying single. He managed to avoid any more damage, but this went down as his first blown save since last August 5. Still, he's been great for the Cubs and the circumstances for him entering the game Saturday were unusual, so there's nothing to be concerned about.
Apr 18 - 6:43 PM

Hector Rondon tallied his first save of the season Wednesday in the Cubs' defeat of the Cardinals.

Rondon pitched a perfect ninth, retiring Jhonny Peralta, Jon Jay, and Yadier Molina in order on just six pitches. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a stellar 2.42 ERA in 63 1/3 innings last season and figures to carry significant fantasy value throughout 2015 as the locked-in closer on a rapidly-improving Cubs team.
Apr 8 - 5:26 PM

Hector Rondon recorded a pair of strikeouts in his one inning of work Monday as the Cubs were defeated 6-3 by the Padres.

Rondon allowed a two-out double to Justin Upton but was able to escape without any further trouble. The right-hander had a terrific 2014 as the Cubs' closer, recording 29 saves with a 2.42 ERA in 63 1/3 innings. Manager Joe Maddon will have him maintain his role in the ninth inning.
Mar 9 - 7:40 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated Saturday that Hector Rondon would begin the season as the Cubs closer.

Maddon did emphasize the importance of using his best relievers in high-leverage situations, so perhaps that's where Pedro Strop, Neil Ramirez and Jason Motte will wind up operating, with Rondon starting with a clean slate in the final frame. Rondon saved 29 games for the Cubs in 2014, posting a 2.42 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 63/15 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings.
Feb 21 - 3:07 PM

Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday, closing out the Brewers for his 29th save of the year.

Rondon faced just three batters, striking out one en route to the save. It was a great year for the first-time closer, finishing with 29 saves, a 2.42 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 63/15 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings. With an improved squad next year, the 26-year-old should have a chance at his first 30-save season in 2015.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:59:00 PM

Hector Rondon tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Dodgers for his 26th save of the season.

Rondon set the side down in order and struck out Matt Kemp swinging to end it. The 26-year-old has converted each of his last 12 save chances. He has 26 saves on the year to go along with a 2.58 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 61/15 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Hector Rondon struck out two in the ninth in picking up his 23rd save on Monday.

Rondon did allow a hit in the frame, but the Brewers weren't able to push across a run. He's settled into a really nice groove, which must be difficult given how few save opportunities he gets with the Cubs. This marks Rondon's 9th save conversion in a row. He's now 23-for-27 in saves/opportunities with a 2.70 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 53 innings.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Hector Rondon retired the side in order in the ninth inning to pick up his 22nd save in Tuesday's 3-0 win against the Reds.

Rondon had little issue getting through the 3-4-5 hitters in the Reds' lineup, recording a strikeout in the process. The right-hander has converted eight saves in a row, and is 22-for-26 overall with a 2.75 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a fantastic 55/13 K/BB ratio.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood