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Bruce Rondon | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 275
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers placed RHP Bruce Rondon on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
Rondon is headed for Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the entire 2014 regular season. Mar 29 - 3:09 PM

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Bruce Rondon needs Tommy John surgery and will miss all of the 2014 season.

Rondon dealt with elbow issues last season, but he was feeling fine in camp until earlier this week when he reported some soreness to the Tigers. As it turns out, an exam revealed the worst possible news. With Rondon on the shelf, Joba Chamberlain is the favorite to be Joe Nathan's setup man. Al Alburquerque should also see more high-leverage innings.
Mar 21 - 12:20 PM

Bruce Rondon was scratched from his scheduled appearance on Friday due to a minor back injury.

The issue isn't believed to be serious, and the hefty right-hander is scheduled to take the hill on Saturday instead. The fire-balling 23-year-old is being entrusted as the primary setup man for Joe Nathan entering the 2014 season.
Source: M-Live.com
Mar 7 - 8:48 PM

Bruce Rondon was diagnosed last week by Dr. James Andrews with a flexor strain in his right elbow.

The Tigers had been labeling the injury as elbow "inflammation." Rondon appeared in only one game for Detroit after September 2 and may have to slightly alter his usual offseason routine. But he should be healthy by the start of spring training in 2014 and will likely be in the running to take over the Tigers' ninth-inning gig.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) has resumed a throwing program.

Rondon had a light session of catch from about 90 feet on Saturday. The hard-throwing right-hander has appeared in just one game over the last six weeks due to right elbow inflammation, but the Tigers aren't ruling out adding him to the roster should they reach the World Series.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Saturday that Bruce Rondon (elbow) still hasn't picked up a baseball.

Rondon has been battling elbow tenderness since mid-September and is highly doubtful to pitch in a postseason game this October. The hard-throwing youngster will try to get back to 100 percent health this winter with an eye on claiming the Tigers' closer gig in 2014. Joaquin Benoit is scheduled to become a free agent next month.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

Rondon has been nursing a tender right elbow for a few weeks and will not be part of the Tigers' ALDS roster. Whether he recovers in time to join the roster later in the postseason if the Tigers keep advancing remains to be seen. "I feel bad," Rondon said, "because I wanted to help this team in the first round. Everybody dreams of going to the playoffs."
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 08:42:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) is not available for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Rondon's right elbow continues to give him trouble, and it's starting to look like he could be a long shot for the first round of the playoffs. He's appeared in just one game since September 2, and came away from that outing with renewed soreness.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Wednesday that Bruce Rondon's right elbow is "not good."

Rondon made his first appearance since September 2 on Tuesday night and fanned all three batters he faced, but the hard-throwing right-hander apparently woke up Thursday with renewed soreness. The Tigers also lost left-hander Phil Coke recently to an elbow problem.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) is available on Tuesday night.

Rondon missed three weeks with tenderness in his right elbow. He has a 3.58 ERA in 27 2/3 innings this year.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) threw a successful mound session on Sunday and is expected to return to the Tigers bullpen on Tuesday.

Rondon has been on the shelf since September 2 with tenderness in his right elbow. He'll return to a setup role in the Tigers bullpen in front of closer Joaquin Benoit.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) could be ready to pitch in a game for the Tigers by Tuesday.

Rondon threw a side session on Friday and will do a full-on bullpen workout on Sunday. He has been sidelined since September 2 due to tenderness in his right elbow.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) threw a side session on the field before Friday's game, taking a step closer in his return to the Tigers bullpen as the postseason approaches.

Rondon has been sidelined since September 2 due to tenderness in his right elbow. The flame-throwing rookie right-hander has posted a 3.58 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 27/11 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings with the Tigers this season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) had a successful long-toss session Wednesday but is still several days away from appearing in a game.

"It went very well; he was very happy," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "At the end, he shortened up and let some balls go nice and easy and felt very good, very encouraged." Rondon is hoping to throw off a mound and use his slider this weekend. It's possible he'll make a late-season return.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) will try throwing on Wednesday.

Rondon hasn't pitched in a game since September 2 due to tenderness in his right elbow. He is hoping to be available out of the Tigers' bullpen again by this weekend.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 04:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Max Scherzer
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Joel Hanrahan
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon