Rondon needed just 10 pitches to work through his inning, twice hitting 98 mph on the radar gun. The reliever has been on the DL since Opening Day, and will travel with the Mud Hens on their 10-game road trip, where he likely will make three more rehab appearances.
Rondon went 2/3 of an inning and threw 14 strikes. He gave up one earned run on two hits while striking out one batter. The other out Rondon got came on a groundout. Rondon did reach 99 mph with his fastball, according to MLB.com.
“He looked like he had good velocity,” Toledo Mud Hens manager Larry Parrish said. “He looked like he was healthy. As far as commandwise, he looked like he hadn’t been out there in a while.”
Rondon is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a biceps injury.
Rondon's Toledo squad lost to Buffalo 9-5.
Rondon, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a biceps injury, has thrown multiple bullpen sessions as a part of his rehab. He is yet to pitch in 2015 after posting a 1-2 record with a 3.45 ERA in 28 2/3 innings of work in 2013.
Rondon is on the disabled list with bicipital tendinitis, but he was able to throw 25 pitches to live hitters Monday.
"He looked really good," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Again, with him, it's been the day after. We'll keep our fingers crossed that it has been the same as the recent track record where he's felt pretty good the next day. "We'll know more [Tuesday] but as far as the simulated, live BP, he looked strong, threw all of his pitches."
Meanwhile, Verlander has been sidelined for the entire season with a strain in his right triceps and he was able to throw a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday.
"Felt good, went through my long toss and then threw 45 off the mound," he said. "All really good effort. By far the most intense bullpen I've throw yet. It was all good. Again, wait until [Tuesday], see how it responds. If it's all good, move forward."
Verlander added that he will most likely throw one more bullpen session then pitch in a simulated game before beginning his rehab assignment.
"I fatigued a little bit [Monday], like normal fatigue," Verlander said. "But I haven't thrown that many pitches with that much effort in a long time in the bullpen. You throw 45 in a row with that much effort, you don't really practice for that."
Rondon has been out since September 2013 following Tommy John surgery and could return by early June.
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|2010||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||0||1.42||4||0||0||0||2||6.1||2||1||1||1||0||2||7|
|2011||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||2||2||2.03||41||0||0||0||19||40.0||22||11||9||0||5||34||61|
|2012||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||1||0||1.93||22||0||0||0||15||23.1||12||5||5||1||1||10||34|
|2012||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||1||0||2.25||9||0||0||0||2||8.0||5||3||2||1||0||7||9|
|2013||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||1||1||1.52||30||0||0||0||14||29.2||14||6||5||1||2||13||40|
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