Bruce RondonDetroit Tigers
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|Tigers | Bruce Rondon battling illness|
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:49:39 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (illness) recently became infected with the chikungunya virus, which is an illness that is transmitted to people through mosquitoes, according to general manager Al Avila. He is expected to be completely healthy by the opening of spring training camp.
Fantasy Tip: As a result of the club's offseason acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez, Rondon will no longer be counted on to close games, although he could see an occasional save opportunity here and there. The 25-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 5.81 ERA, 1.613 WHIP and five saves in 35 appearances last season and isn't worth monitoring outside of AL-only leagues.
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|Tigers | Bruce Rondon to play winter ball|
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:30:12 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rondon finished his season in disappointing fashion, being sent home for an apparent lack of effort. Regardless, he has the best stuff of Detroit's currently back-end relievers and is best suited for the closing role entering 2016, depending on who the Tigers bring in from outside the organization. Despite rough overall numbers in 2015, Rondon should be targeted as a under-the-radar closing option later in fantasy drafts.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech|
|Tigers | Bruce Rondon not injured|
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:25:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon said he was not injured after the radar gun showed his velocity was down in the low-to-mid 90s during his outing Monday, Sept. 21. Rondon previously has been clocked in the 97-100 mph range.
Fantasy Tip: It's still unclear if the Tigers have sent Rondon home for the rest of the regular season or just for the short term. Regardless, fantasy owners still looking to make headway in saves should look to pick up Alex Wilson for the time being.
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|Tigers | Bruce Rondon sent home|
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:27:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if this is just for tonight's game or for the remainder of the regular season. Stay tuned for more details. If this is a season-ender for Rondon, run to the waiver wire to pick up Alex Wilson, who should be next in line for save chances, if you're chasing saves this late in the year.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky|
|Tigers | Bruce Rondon to close for Detroit|
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:53:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon will close out games in the ninth inning, according to manager Brad Ausmus. "The way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "It doesn't mean he will get all of them. He needs days off too." Rondon will primarily replace RP Alex Wilson (shoulder) in the closer's role after Wilson suffered from shoulder fatigue. Wilson could move into the eighth-inning setup role, but he could also see a save chance occasionally, according to Ausmus. Rondon picked up his second save in two chances Wednesday, Aug. 12, and he has a 5.60 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Rondon is definitely the reliever to own in the Detroit bullpen now if you're still looking for saves. Pick him up immediately if he's still out there in your league. Rondon finally appears to be healthy and has the stuff suited to be successful in the ninth. Wilson could still vulture a save here or there if Rondon needs a break, so you may want to hang onto him in deeper setups.
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|Tigers | Detroit bullpen up in the air|
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:29:40 -0700
Detroit Tigers RPs Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson (shoulder) will both receive closing opportunities, according to manager Brad Ausmus. "Well the way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "Doesn't mean all of them. Rondon is obviously going to need days (off) as well, and Wilson would get opportunities then."
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has been the better arm all season, but Rondon has the pedigree. Regardless, for the time being, they both are worth owning in the majority of leagues as low-end sources of saves for those chasing the category. Rondon appears to have the lead currently, though.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Detroit Free Press - George Sipple|
|Tigers | Bruce Rondon not ready to close?|
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:19:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rondon has a 8.25 ERA through just 12.0 innings this season, but he does have a strikeout rate of 13.50. He's a risky option, but if he is named the closer, Rondon will be worth picking up in 12-team leagues.
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|Tigers | Bruce Rondon's return delayed|
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:29:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (biceps) was expected to return Friday, June 5, but he will make more appearance for Class AAA Toledo Saturday, June 6, before joining the team. Manager Brad Ausmus said the decision to give Rondon one more game isn't a sign of a problem.
Fantasy Tip: Rondon has a fastball that approaches 100 mph, and his strikeout potential makes him a middle reliever worth considering in deeper leagues or in leagues that count holds as a category.
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|Tigers | Bruce Rondon on schedule|
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:14:10 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) has not thrown off a mound at this point but is on schedule in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, according to team trainer Kevin Rand. Rand said there is a chance Rondon could be ready for the start of the regular season.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Detroit News - Lynn Henning|
|Tigers | Bruce Rondon expected to play catch soon|
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:57:49 -0700
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