Bruce Rondon

#43 RP / Detroit Tigers / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 275 lb Age: 24 College: No College Bats/Throws R/R

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      Tigers' manager: RP Bruce Rondon sent home, cites lack of effort

      Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon has been sent home by the Tigers because of his "effort" level, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Chris Iott of reports. The powerful right-hander has blown his last two save opportunities, inflating his ERA and WHIP to 5.81 and 1.61, respectively, but it sounds like this decision may have more to with Rondon's work ethic and attitude in the clubhouse than performance. It's not entirely clear if Rondon will be back this season, but Alex Wilson and Neftali Feliz are considered the top options to close in his absence.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Tigers RP Bruce Rondon rebounds to snag third save

      Brad Ausmus must either have a long leash or he is really desperate to finally find a dependable closer for his Tigers. Maybe it's both, but he gave another chance Tuesday night in Kansas City to Bruce Rondon, who has been getting clobbered of late. This time, however, he came through with a scoreless ninth to earn his third save. The appearance was marred only by one walk. Rondon arrived on the mound having allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks over his prevous 4 2/3 innings.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Tigers set with Bruce Rondon as closer - for now

      It appearently doesn't matter that Bruce Rondon blew a save for the Tigers Saturday night against Houston. Brad Ausmus has declared that he is now their closer. Detroit has struggled to find a competent one until Joakim Soria managed a consistent run in that role before he was traded. Ausmus hopes Rondon can take the job and run with it. "If we had a save tomorrow, he would close," he told Rondon allowed a game-tying homer to Preston Tucker in the ninth inning after throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings in which he nailed down two saves.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Tigers RP Bruce Rondon gains edge in battle for closer role

      Brad Ausmus appears to be leaning toward Bruce Rondon as the closer for the Tigers moving forward. Rondon has earned two saves since Saturday, but that is partially due to the absence of Alex Wilson, who is dealing with shoulder fatigue. The former had been considered the closer of the future, but had failed to take hold of the job. Then Tommy John surgery sidelined him throughout 2014. "The way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus told the Detroit Free Press. "Doesn't mean all of them. Rondon is obviously going to need days (off) as well, and Wilson would get opportunities then." Wilson owns a 1.72 ERA in 42 games this season with 33 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Tigers RP Bruce Rondon earns save Wednesday

      Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon closed the door on the Royals on Wednesday to earn his second save of the season. Rondon entered in the ninth inning with a three-run lead and walked one batter before recording the final three outs. He also struck out one and is 2 for 2 in save chances this season.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Tigers' Bruce Rondon earns second career save

      Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead against Boston on Saturday. Rondon struck out two and earned his second career save and first since 2013. Rondon has not allowed a run in his last five appearances.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Tigers' Bruce Rondon earns win in second appearance of season

      Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon earned a win in relief in Friday's game against the White Sox. Rondon made his second appearance of the year and second in as many days. He pitched a perfect eighth inning and moved to 1-0 on the season. Rondon has retired all five batters he's faced so far this season.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Tigers promote RP Bruce Rondon from Toledo

      The Tigers have fetched reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo, has reported. Rondon has been sidelined since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He was placed in Toledo on June 15 after he had finished his recovery and had not allowed a run there in his last five appearances.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Tigers keep RP Bruce Rondon at Toledo after reinstatement

      The Tigers have reinstated reliever Bruce Rondon from the 15-day disabled list and kept him at Triple-A Toledo. Rondon has been sidelined since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has struggled mightily in the minors this season with 10 runs allowed on 15 hits and five walks in 8 2/3 innings.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Tigers RP Bruce Rondon throws scoreless inning in rehab game

      Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon did not allow a run over one inning of work during a rehab assignment Sunday in Triple-A. Rondon allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one during the appearance. He threw 10 of his 22 pitches for strikes. Rondon has not played for the Tigers since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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