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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 (elbow) threw about 35 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday at 50 percent.
Rondon underwent Tommy John surgery last March and hasn't had any issues in his rehab process. "I feel good," said Rondon. "Really good." The Tigers don't want him going all out right away, so he'll continue to ramp up the intensity as spring training moves along. The Tigers haven't done much to upgrade their bullpen, so Rondon could play a big role this season if healthy. Feb 18 - 8:30 AM

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Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated that he expects Bruce Rondon to play a key role in 2015.

The Tigers have done very little over the winter to improve a bullpen that was primarily responsible for their postseason demise in 2014. The 24-year-old flame-thrower is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will be relied upon with Joakim Soria as the team's primary setup options.
Feb 15 - 4:53 PM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) is progressing nicely in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

The hard-throwing 24-year-old is currently training at the team's spring training facility in Lakeland and is moving closer to throwing at full strength. It remains unclear if he will be ready for Opening Day, but the Tigers expect him to be available early in the season.
Source: Detroit News
Jan 10 - 10:13 AM

Tigers activated RHP Bruce Rondon from the 60-day disabled list.

Rondon, of course, missed the season following Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be ready to go for spring training. The Tigers are hoping he'll be able to fill a big role in their bullpen next season.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that Bruce Rondon (elbow) is expected to be ready in the spring.

Rondon missed the entire 2014 season following Tommy John surgery in late-March. The hard-throwing right-hander doesn't turn 24 until January and still has a chance to be an important late-inning arm for Detroit.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 03:03:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 03:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 12:20:00 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.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 08:48:00 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

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2Andrew Romine
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DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Joel Hanrahan
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson
10Josh Zeid
11Kyle Ryan
12Alberto Cabrera
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