In 13 outings for the Mud Hens, Rondon has a 7.11 ERA. In his past five appearances, however, Rondon has not allowed an earned run.
While Rondon will be back in action, he will not be playing for the Tigers just yet. Detroit optioned his contract to the Mud Hens.
Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.
“I’m not overly concerned about his results right now,” Ausmus said. “It’s more about him getting through these innings.”
After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.
“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.
Verlander has been dealing with a triceps strain, while Rondon has been diagnosed with right shoulder tendinitis.
Even outside of the injuries, it has been a rather bumpy offseason for the Tigers.
If fans did not like the Doug Fister trade initially, many can lament it now more than ever.
The day after announcing shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss four to six months, the Tigers delivered more bad news.