Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon could be back this season, but it could be a while. Rondon will start a rehab assignment Thursday in AAA with the Toledo Mud Hens, where he will work on building up his endurance. If he can do that he will then be ready to join the Tigers.
RHP Bruce Rondon will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment tomorrow with Triple A Toledo.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 20, 2015
Rondon hasn’t pitched since 2013 mostly because of having Tommy John surgery.
Rondon will have to make back-to-back appearances in Toledo before he will be activated, just to make sure he doesn’t have any setbacks.
Ausmus reiterated today that Bruce Rondon will have to pitch back-to-back games in Triple-A before being activated.
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) May 20, 2015
Rondon can throw well over 100 MPH, which can help the Tigers struggling bullpen immensely. Let’s hope he doesn’t have any additional setbacks and comes back with something to prove.