Since his underwhelming major league debut in April, Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Bruce Rondon has been working hard and looking good with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
1. Jose Valverde: Seems like he’s either gone today or right back out tonight pitching for his major league life.
A week ago, it looked like the Tigers were recalling their closer from the minor leagues.
Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers’ five-game winning streak.
The Detroit Tigers have called up Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers don’t have a closer but that is not the end of the world.
The Detroit Tigers have optioned rookie reliever Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo, leaving the AL champions without an announced closer as they prepare for Monday’s opener at Minnesota.
The Tigers held the closer job open for Bruce Rondon.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland hasn’t decided on his closer. And he’s starting to get tired of talking about it.
Bruce Rondon has now slipped back into the role of projected closer, but last week’s dust up could be worrisome.