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Bruce Rondon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 275
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Bruce Rondon blew a save Saturday that Rondon would get the save chance if one arose on Sunday.
Rondon allowed a game-tying homer to the Astros' Preston Tucker in the ninth inning Saturday, but Ausmus plans to stick with the big righty as his closer for now. "If we had a save tomorrow," Ausmus said Saturday, "he would close, assuming he's fine." Alex Wilson is nice in line for saves should Rondon falter. Aug 16 - 2:36 PM

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Bruce Rondon blew a save Saturday in the Tigers' eventual win over the Astros.

Rondon was handed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth but could not convert, serving up a game-tying solo shot to Houston's Preston Tucker. Neftali Feliz stepped in and earned the save after the Tigers rallied in the 11th. It's looking the closer role in Detroit will be a mixed bag down the stretch, though Rondon is probably still the guy to own.
Aug 15 - 11:01 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said of Bruce Rondon that he "may end up giving him some more (save) opportunities."

Alex Wilson earned the first two save chances for the Tigers after the Joakim Soria trade and converted both of them. However, he had a shoulder issue crop up, which led to Rondon being used the last two times in the ninth. "Well the way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "Doesn’t mean all of them. Rondon is obviously going to need days (off) as well, and Wilson would get opportunities then. Wilson is going to pitch in the back end somewhere. It may be in the ninth, it may be in the eighth." It sounds like Rondon is probably the safest bet to be used as the closer for now, although Ausmus wasn't exactly clear-cut. Both relievers should be owned in fantasy leagues.
Aug 14 - 12:11 PM

Bruce Rondon held the Royals scoreless in the ninth inning to earn his second save as the Tigers enjoyed a 7-4 victory on Wednesday.

With one out, Rondon hit Alex Rios with a pitch, then walked Omar Infante to bring the tying run to the plate. He fanned Drew Butera, then got Alcides Escobar to fly out to end the game. Rondon also got the save on Saturday and has pitched in the eighth or ninth inning dating back to late July. The Tigers have had bullpen strife and Rondon could be relied upon for saves down the stretch. Since debuting on June 25, he has a 5.60 ERA with a 26/7 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings.
Aug 12 - 11:37 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers optioned Rondon to Toledo earlier this month after activating him from the disabled list, as they felt he wasn't ready to contribute yet. He had three scoreless appearances since then and evidently that was enough to earn a shot. The hard-thrower will be used in low-leverage situations initially but could earn a more integral role if he pitches well.
Jun 24 - 3:46 PM

Tigers activated RHP Bruce Rondon from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon has allowed 15 hits, five walks, and 10 earned runs in 8 2/3 rehab innings at Toledo, so the Tigers will ask him to get a bit more work in the minors before considering him for their major league bullpen. Rondon missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery and he hasn't pitched in the bigs this year due to biceps tendinitis.
Jun 15 - 12:50 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) is expected to appear in another minor league rehab game with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

If all goes well, the expectation is that he will then be activated from the disabled list and return to a setup role in the Tigers bullpen. He has missed the entire season to date due to biceps tendinitis.
Jun 13 - 2:09 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Rondon has allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in his first five rehab appearances and will make a sixth appearance with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. The hard-throwing reliever has been out all season with right biceps tendinitis.
Jun 2 - 8:50 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) is hoping to rejoin the Tigers' bullpen by the middle of next week.

Rondon had a 1-2-3 inning Sunday in his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo, hitting 98 mph a couple times on the radar gun. The goal is for him to make back-to-back appearances on Friday and Saturday and then a final appearance of more than one inning after that. If he gets through that with no issues, he'll be activated. Rondon has been out all season with right biceps tendinitis.
May 25 - 4:52 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) touched 99 miles per hour on the radar gun during his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

The hefty right-hander allowed one run on two hits over his 2/3 of an inning, throwing 14 of his 22 pitches for strikes. As long as he feels good after this outing, he'll work again on Sunday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has indicated that he'd like Rondon to work on back-to-back days at Toledo before he's cleared to rejoin the Tigers bullpen, which could happen before the end of the month.
May 21 - 9:05 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Bruce Rondon (biceps) will have to make back-to-back rehab appearances before he is activated from the disabled list.

Rondon is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Toledo and will then pitch again Sunday. He's not scheduled for Monday, so it's probably going to be at least a week before the hard-throwing right-hander arrives in the Tigers' bullpen. He's been out all season with biceps tendinitis and missed the entire 2014 campaign following Tommy John surgery.
May 20 - 5:53 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment this Thursday with Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon is scheduled to make appearances on Thursday and Sunday and could then be cleared to join the Tigers' bullpen. The hard-throwing right-hander has been on the shelf all season with biceps tendinitis. He missed the entire 2014 season following Tommy John surgery.
May 19 - 4:25 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Bruce Rondon (biceps) "looked really good" during a 25-pitch simulated game on Monday.

Assuming Rondon feels fine on Tuesday, the Tigers will then decide whether the reliever will throw another simulated game or begin a rehab assignment. "The thing with him, it's been the day after," Ausmus said. "So we are keeping our fingers crossed that it'll be the same as his recent track record where he's felt pretty good coming in the next day. We will know more tomorrow. But as far as his simulated game or live BP, he looked strong."
May 18 - 8:50 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) felt good after a bullpen session on Friday and will soon throw a simulated game.

If all goes well in that simulated game, he should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, he could return to a setup role in the Tigers bullpen before the end of the month.
May 16 - 3:36 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without issue.

Rondon mixed changeups with fastballs and told reporters after the workout that it was "all good." The hard-throwing right-hander should be ready to join the Tigers' bullpen by the end of May.
May 12 - 5:39 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Jose Valdez