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Bruce Rondon | Relief Pitcher | #43

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 275
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers non-tendered RHP Bruce Rondon.
The Tigers once looked at Rondon as a future closer, but things haven't worked out as planned. The 26-year-old fell out of favor in Detroit after posting an ugly 10.91 ERA and 22/10 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings this past season. Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:57:00 PM

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Tigers optioned RHP Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo.

He'll make room for Michael Fulmer on the active roster, who is set to be activated from the disabled list on Monday. Rondon struggled to the tune of a 10.91 ERA and 1.98 WHIP over 15 2/3 innings with the Tigers.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Bruce Rondon locked down his first save of the season on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a two-run advantage against the Orioles.

Shane Greene was unavailable after recording saves in each of the previous two games, so Rondon stepped up and filled in admirably in his stead, striking out a pair in the process. He'll continue to work in a setup role.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 10:12:00 PM

Bruce Rondon was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Rondon was ejected after hitting Mike Moustakas with a pitch. The benches subsequently cleared. Don't be surprised if Rondon is hit with a suspension after the game.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon was bombed for six runs over 1 1/3 innings back in April for the Tigers, and his control remained a mess at Toledo (18 walks in 26 2/3 frames). He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon gave up three runs in back-to-back appearances over the weekend and the Tigers have expressed concerns about his conditioning. He'll try to work his way back into the team's good graces.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 10:19:00 AM

In his final Grapefruit League tune-up before the World Baseball Classic, Bruce Rondon exhibited surprisingly diminished velocity on Sunday.

The big right-hander normally sits in the upper 90s with his fastball and can touch 100mph, but he sat at 93-94 on Sunday, touching 95 one time. Perhaps he was just taking it easy and will let loose once he joins Team Venezuela on Monday, but it's something that should be monitored going forward.
Source: Detroit News
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Tigers and RHP Bruce Rondon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $850,000 contract.

It was Rondon's first year of arbitration eligibility. The rotund reliever finally showed signs of his upside in 2016, posting a 2.97 ERA and 45/12 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 02:07:00 PM

Tigers activated RHP Bruce Rondon from the paternity leave list.

He's been away all week with his newborn. Rondon holds a 4.60 ERA and 19/5 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings this season.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Tigers placed RHP Bruce Rondon on the paternity leave list.

He'll be excused from the club for the next 3-7 days to welcome a child. Rondon has posted a 4.60 ERA in 15 2/3 innings this season out of the Detroit bullpen.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Bruce Rondon will be placed on the paternity leave list after Sunday's game against the Mets.

When that happens, Daniel Norris will be called up to replace him on the active roster. Rondon has registered a 4.80 ERA in 15 outings this year while working in middle relief.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 11:40:00 PM

Bruce Rondon gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday against the Twins.

Rondon was Brad Ausmus's reliever of choice after Anibal Sanchez allowed a walk and a single to start the seventh. He was gifted an out with a sac bunt, but he gave up two singles and a homer afterwards and had to be replaced by Alex Wilson before the inning was over. It's the third time in four appearances that Rondon has given up a homer. In fact, he's given up seven runs in 11 1/3 innings this year, all coming on the four homers he's allowed. A return to Triple-A might come soon.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Bruce Rondon was unavailable for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays because of an illness.

Rondon was sent back to the team hotel before Thursday's game so he could rest. His absence proved costly as Justin Wilson overextended himself (1 1/3 innings) and coughed up a one-run lead in the eighth inning. It's unclear if Rondon will be cleared to return on Friday.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon has spent all of this season at Toledo, posting a 3.74 ERA and 30/16 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. He'll be used in low-leverage situations for now.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo.

Rondon got pounded for four runs while securing only two outs Sunday against the Astros, watching his spring ERA rise to 9.00. He did strike out 13 batters in 10 innings of Grapefruit League work. There's still some promise here that he might turn into a reliable late-inning arm for the Tigers. It just won't happen in early 2016.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 02:54:00 PM

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