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July 15, 2018 05:48 PM
Bruce Rondon: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte and became a free agent Sunday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Rondon was designated for assignment earlier this week and will take his chances in free agency rather than remaining with the White Sox organization. The 27-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor-league contract after posting a bloated 8.49 ERA and 2.16 WHIP across 35 appearances in the majors this season.

July 14, 2018 10:44 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.

Rondon was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Wednesday and will join the Knights after going unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old has an 8.49 ERA and 2.16 WHIP with a 40:27 K:BB over 29.2 innings for Chicago this season.

July 12, 2018 08:04 AM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Wednesday.

Rondon had another rough outing Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on three walks and one wild pitch while recording just one out against the Cardinals. This raised his ERA to 8.49 with a 2.16 WHIP across 29.2 innings of relief this year. Jeanmar Gomez will take his place on the roster after having his contract selected by Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Rondon will now be subjected to waivers.

July 11, 2018 02:44 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Heading down to minors?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was seen packing his belongings and receiving pats on the back from teammates following Tuesday's 14-2 loss to the Cardinals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Those are signs that Rondon will be replaced on the 25-man roster. The White Sox have apparently seen enough of the 27-year-old right-hander, whose ERA climbed to 8.49 after he allowed three runs on three walks and a wild pitch in one-third of an inning Tuesday. Rondon has endured a miserable stretch since mid-June, giving up 19 runs, 18 hits and 15 walks in 7.2 innings spanning 12 games.

July 8, 2018 12:52 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Losing potential trade value
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one over one inning in Saturday's 12-6 loss to the Astros.

Rondon has given up at least a run in six of his last 11 outings, allowing 16 runs on 18 hits and 12 walks over 7.1 innings during that stretch. The right-hander worked hard to get his ERA into the respectable range after putting himself in a deep hole in April, possibly putting the White Sox in position to shop him at the trade deadline, but this recent stretch leaves him with a 7.67 ERA and 2.08 WHIP. That will have a dampening effect on another team's interest.

May 20, 2018 09:44 AM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Works seventh inning Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless seventh inning in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.

Rondon pitched for the first time since May 13, when he picked up a save in a win over the Cubs. Since then, he's been bypassed twice for save chances that went to Nate Jones, as was the case Saturday. Looking at Chicago's situation, which manager Rick Renteria described as fluid last week, it looks like Jones is the primary option to close games with Rondon part of the setup crew. Joakim Soria, who began the season as the closer, is on the outs after allowing runs in four of his last five outings.

May 19, 2018 10:16 AM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Bypassed for save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon, who last pitched May 13 and picked up a save, was bypassed for the next save opportunity Thursday when manager Rick Renteria called on Nate Jones.

The White Sox's closer situation remains unsettled, although it appears Joakim Soria is on the outs after giving up runs in four of his last five outings. It looks like Rondon and Jones will share the job. Those two relievers have been used in Chicago's last three save opportunities.

May 13, 2018 06:12 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: First save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon allowed one hit while striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Cubs to earn his first save of the season.

Joakim Soria was presumably available and was not used, and Nate Jones pitched a scoreless eighth inning, so it seems that Rondon was going to be the guy for the ninth inning no matter what in this one. He has not given up an earned run over his last 6.1 innings, striking out six and walking one over that stretch. This could still end up being more of a committee in the short term, but there is a chance that the hard-throwing, yet sometimes erratic Rondon continues to get save opportunities, and if he does well, he could take the job and run with it.

April 23, 2018 11:00 AM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Yields four in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon allowed four runs on two hits and two walks while recording one out -- a strikeout -- in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Rondon had been pitching well prior to Sunday, but the rough outing inflated his ERA to 8.10. Though he figures to work in high-leverage situations, pitching in a bullpen that likely won't be tasked with protecting many leads will curb the 27-year-old's ability to pick up holds or anything else of much value in most formats.

April 9, 2018 03:57 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Makes White Sox debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon struck out all four batters faced in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Tigers.

Rondon was called up earlier Sunday after the White Sox demoted Juan Minaya to Triple-A Charlotte following Saturday's loss and was used immediately. He is a former Tiger, having pitched for Detroit over his first four MLB seasons, and primarily used a fastball-slider combination to dazzle his former mates. His 10 four-seam fastballs averaged 99.1 mph, maxing out at 100.9. Chicago's league-worst bullpen (7.11 ERA) could use relievers who get outs, so we suspect Rondon will stick around for a bit.

April 8, 2018 03:24 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox selected Rondon's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

Rondon gives the White Sox another power arm out of the bullpen, but he has yet to prove he can harness his big fastball at the major-league level. The 27-year-old owns a 5.00 ERA and 4.1 BB/9 over 111.2 career innings in the big leagues, which will likely relegate him to lower-leverage spots initially during his time with the White Sox.

March 25, 2018 12:16 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Assigned to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was reassigned to minor-league camp, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Rondon was a non-roster invitee that pitched well during the spring, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5.1 innings.

February 1, 2018 08:44 PM
White Sox's Bruce Rondon: Signs minors deal with White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Rondon was non-tendered by the Tigers this winter after spending the past 10 years with the organization. The veteran reliever struggled in his 15.2 innings of relief last season, posting a 10.91 ERA (3.29 FIP) with a concerning 13.2 percent walk rate. He'll compete for a role in the rebuilding White Sox's bullpen this upcoming season.

December 2, 2017 04:44 PM
Bruce Rondon: Non-tendered by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers declined to tender Rondon a contract for 2018, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Once considered the Tigers' likely closer of the future, Rondon fell out of favor with the organization over the past two seasons. He was sent home in the summer of 2016 due to a lack of effort and he couldn't locate the plate with any consistency in 21 appearances with the big club in 2017 (5.7 BB/9). He still throws hard, though, and could land a major-league job in 2018.

August 13, 2017 05:40 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after struggling and taking the loss Sunday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Rondon couldn't find the strike zone on Sunday, as he walked two batters on a total of nine pitches. Both runners came around to score, which put the Tigers down 6-4 and bumped Rondon's ERA up to 10.91. Manager Brad Ausmus said Rondon's first few pitches were "alarming" and "weren't real close," so he wasted no time pulling the 26-year-old. Rondon has some talent, but clearly he needs to refine his control and grow as a pitcher. He'll try to do that at Triple-A and could rejoin the MLB club when rosters expand in September.

August 13, 2017 05:36 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Room on the roster is needed for Monday's starter, Michael Fulmer (elbow), and the struggling Rondon is the resulting roster casualty. He will head back to the minors for some more seasoning after allowing two runs without recording an out to earn the loss Sunday. While he has impressed with his overpowering stuff at times (12.1 K/9), he now owns an unsightly 10.91 ERA in 15.2 innings out of the Tigers bullpen.

August 13, 2017 05:52 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Struggles, takes loss Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon (1-3) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Twins. He didn't record an out and walked two batters on nine pitches. Both runners came around to score.

Rondon simply couldn't find the strike zone in this one, and manager Brad Ausmus showed little patience in the right-hander. Rondon has displayed electric stuff at times, but he just hasn't been able to put it all together. With a 10.91 ERA, Rondon likely won't be getting too many high-leverage opportunities moving forward, and he's probably not worth owning in most standard leagues at this point.

August 5, 2017 03:36 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Converts first save opportunity of season Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit while striking out two, to earn his first save of the season Friday against the Orioles.

Rondon was protecting a three-run lead and took advantage of his first save opportunity of the season. Since June 27, he has seven holds to go along with the save, and although his 10.93 ERA looks toxic, the sample size is small as he's only been on the mound for 15 innings this season.

July 6, 2017 04:28 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Logs another hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon did not allow a baserunner and recorded two strikeouts in a clean eighth inning against the Giants on Thursday.

He has logged five scoreless frames on two hits and two walks while striking out seven since rejoining the big-league bullpen on June 25. Justin Wilson is the undisputed closer in Detroit, but he could be dealt at the deadline, and Rondon is starting to put together an impressive recent resume that could make him a candidate to close if the ninth inning opens up at the end of the month.

June 26, 2017 03:12 PM
Tigers' Bruce Rondon: Collects first victory of 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rondon (1-1) picked up his first win of the season Sunday against the Padres. He fired one scoreless inning while walking one and striking out two.

Rondon took care of business in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth, then grabbed the win when the Tigers scored two in the top of the ninth. Despite just getting recalled on Friday and owning a 23.14 ERA this season (albeit in only 2.1 innings), Rondon quickly got a look in a high-leverage situation. Manager Brad Ausmus doesn't have a ton of trustworthy options in his bullpen, so Rondon -- who posted a 2.97 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 36.1 innings last season -- could establish himself in short order if he pitches well.

Situational Stats
vs St. Louis 1.100 20.25030
vs LHB 9.200 9.310912
vs RHB 20.000 8.1001828
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2013DET12 3.453000013 28.2281111201130
2014DET00 ---0000000.00000000
2015DET10 5.813500059 31.0312220321936
2016DET52 2.973700002 36.1231212531245
2017DET13 10.912100012 15.2211919111022
2018CHW23 8.493500012 29.2373028112740
Total 1010 5.73158000818 141.1140949012779173
Batting Stats
2013DET30000000000 --- --- ---
2015DET35000000000 --- --- ---
2016DET37000000000 --- --- ---
2017DET21000000000 --- --- ---
2018CHW35000000000 --- --- ---
Total 158000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
2013DETP30031110 .667
Total  15802081110 .950
More Pitching Stats
2013DET02924 1.3340017 .259122 12.2 .3982
2014DET000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2015DET13027 1.1541002 .261145 15.1 .4034
2016DET12338 0.6632011 .181144 9.4 .3152
2017DET21012 0.8321011 .32876 18.4 .4691
2018CHW22029 0.7660006 .298154 19.7 .4271
Total 6112130 0.921940317 .258641 14.4 .39510
Minor League Pitching Stats
2008 R-Detroit26 3.581313100 55.14836220102034
2009R-Vsl Tigers00 13.5030000 4.05660274
2009R-Gcl Tigers01 4.9133000 11.0126600815
2010AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige00 1.4240002 6.12111027
2010R-Gcl Tigers00 0.722400015 25.01122151426
2011AFX-West Michigan Whitec22 2.034100019 40.022119053461
2012AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige10 1.932200015 23.11255111034
2012AAA-Toledo Mud Hens10 2.2590002 8.05321079
2012AA-Erie Seawolves01 0.832100012 21.2154214923
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens11 1.523000014 29.21465121340
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens22 7.11130001 12.216111010614
2016AAA-Toledo Mud Hens22 3.74220009 21.22399111630
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens21 2.70380001 36.2341511202543

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Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Chicago White Sox

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