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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tigers Injury Update: Bruce Rondon expected to be ready for spring training


By on 10/16/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Detroit Tigers head into the off season having lost three straight to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS to end their season. The Tigers scored just 10 in their three games against the Orioles following a regular season in which they ranked second in runs scored. A problem the Tigers need to address is a staff that was 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.01. A pitcher who should help is reliever Bruce Rondon, who is expected to be ready for Spring Training after missing all season recovering from elbow surgery.


As reported by Chris Iott of MLive.com, Rondon should be ready for spring training, according to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski. Rondon underwent Tommy John surgery in March and Dombrowski is encouraged with his progress.
"He's been in Lakeland (Fla.) the whole time period rehabbing. He will go back to Venezuela at some point for a short time period, but right now all the progress is good. He feels good."
Rondon showed promise after he was called up by the Tigers in 2013. He entered spring training this season expected to compete for the setup role, until an elbow injury sidelined him and eventually led to the surgery.

Rondon, a 23-year old from Venezuela, appeared in 30 games for the Tigers in 2013. He posted a record of 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA. In 28 2/3 innings, he allowed 28 hits and 11 walks, while striking out 30.


 
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