Bruce Rondon

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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.

08/01/2015

SILVIS, IL - JULY 12: Tom Gillis congratulates Jordan Spieth for winning the John Deere Classic during the final round of the John Deere Classic held at TPC Deere Run on July 12, 2015 in Silvis, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend

Champ: Tom Gillis for his showing in the John Deere Classic.

97.1 The Ticket–07/14/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Bringing Up Rondon, Sending Down Farmer

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.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Take Bruce Rondon Off Disabled List

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.

CBS Detroit–06/15/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander Will Throw Simulated Game Tuesday

Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Rondon Rehab Outing: ‘I’m Not Overly Concerned About His Results Right Now’

“I’m not overly concerned about his results right now,” Ausmus said. “It’s more about him getting through these innings.”

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rondon Will Make Rehab Start Thursday

After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after Nick Markakis #21 of the Baltimore Orioles hit a two run home run in the third inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Verlander, Rondon Will Start Season On 15-Day Disabled List

Verlander has been dealing with a triceps strain, while Rondon has been diagnosed with right shoulder tendinitis.

CBS Detroit–04/02/2015

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 25: Alex Gonzalez #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers makes the grab at first base to retire Stalin Castro of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the top of the first inning at Miller Park on May 25, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski: ‘We’re Somewhat In A Jam’

Even outside of the injuries, it has been a rather bumpy offseason for the Tigers.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2014

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