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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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Bruce Rondon (biceps) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday at the Tigers' spring training complex.
It was all fastballs. Rondon should be able to work in breaking pitches over his next few bullpen sessions and he will then progress to live batting practice. The hard-throwing right-hander has been out all season with biceps tendinitis and probably won't be an option for the Tigers' bullpen until sometime in mid-to-late May. He missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John elbow surgery. Apr 22 - 4:45 PM

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Bruce Rondon (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Rondon was shut down from throwing earlier this month, but he's been cleared for mound work after long-tossing for three consecutive days. "He's progressed, obviously," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "Now he's back to throwing, he's back to stretching out, he's back to throwing long toss and he's just ready to make the phase into throwing off the mound." It's not clear how long it might be until Rondon is ready for a rehab assignment.
Apr 20 - 6:59 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) made 15 tosses from 60 feet on Friday.

He did it without any complications. Rondon has been sidelined all season with biceps tendinitis. The 24-year-old has the potential to be an important part of the Tigers' bullpen when healthy but he obviously isn't on the fantasy radar right now. A mid-May debut seems possible.
Apr 18 - 8:09 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) is expected to play catch Friday.

Rondon was shut down from throwing earlier this week after reporting some lingering discomfort in his right arm. He's been on the disabled list since Opening Day with biceps tendinitis and probably won't be an option for the Tigers' bullpen until sometime in mid-to-late May.
Apr 15 - 5:16 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) is currently shut down from throwing.

Rondon was throwing on flat ground last week, but he was recently shut down in order to receive treatment and hasn't picked up a ball since. It's not clear at this point how long it might be before he's cleared to throw again. Rondon is nursing right biceps tendinitis.
Apr 14 - 8:59 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) has thrown on flat ground the last couple of days with "minimal discomfort."

Rondon is on the disabled list currently with right biceps tendinitis. It's not believed to be a serious injury, but Rondon is not yet throwing off a mound so his 2015 regular-season debut can't be considered close.
Apr 9 - 10:56 AM

Tigers placed RHP Bruce Rondon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 1, with right biceps tendinitis.

It's not an issue the Tigers are overly concerned with, but they're not going to force the issue. Rondon could rejoin the bullpen in a setup role in a couple weeks.
Apr 5 - 11:50 AM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) will open the 2015 regular season on the 15-day disabled list.

Rondon was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League appearance on Wednesday afternoon due to discomfort in his right biceps and an MRI taken Wednesday evening revealed tendinitis. It's not a serious issue, but the fire-balling right-hander had not thrown on back-to-back days this spring and the Tigers don't want to push it. Rondon should be ready for setup duty around mid-April.
Apr 2 - 10:27 AM

An MRI taken Wednesday on Bruce Rondon's sore right shoulder showed tendinitis.

Rondon had to be scratched from a scheduled appearance Wednesday in a Grapefruit League game after waking up with shoulder discomfort. Tendinitis isn't a serious issue, but with Opening Day so close the hard-throwing right-hander is probably headed for the disabled list. He'll slide into a setup role when he returns.
Apr 2 - 9:11 AM

Bruce Rondon was scratched from a scheduled appearance Wednesday due to shoulder soreness.

It's obviously a bad time for the 24-year-old flame-thrower to be developing an arm injury. Rondon may now be in danger of missing the start of the regular season. "If he can’t pitch, obviously it’s a lot tougher to be on the team," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday. "From that sense, it’s a big concern."
Apr 1 - 4:19 PM

Bruce Rondon returned to the mound on Tuesday and struck out all three batters he faced against the Pirates.

Barring further problems with his neck, Rondon is back on track to make the Opening Day roster. He hadn't pitched since Friday because of soreness in the area.
Mar 31 - 4:01 PM

Bruce Rondon (neck) didn't make a scheduled appearance on Monday.

Rondon has now been scratched from two straight appearances due to a neck injury. The ailment appears to be minor, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wouldn't commit to using Rondon on Tuesday. The big righty is running out of time as he tries to cement a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 30 - 6:23 PM

Bruce Rondon (neck) is scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

That all depends on how the big right-hander is feeling on Monday however. Rondon woke up with a crick in his neck on Saturday which caused him to take a couple of days off. He should have no problems getting himself ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 29 - 6:52 PM

Bruce Rondon (neck) remained out of action on Sunday.

Rondon is feeling better after waking up with a crick in his neck on Saturday but isn't ready for game action just yet. He should be fine in a day or two.
Mar 29 - 11:42 AM

With the rain coming down, Bruce Rondon have up two runs and three hits in one-third of an inning before Friday's game against the Jays was called.

The Tigers might throw this one out because of the poor conditions. Still, it was Rondon's first really shaky outing of the spring. He gave up a two-run homer to Justin Smoak and retired just one of the five batters he faced.
Mar 27 - 4:07 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson