Bruce Rondon

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)

Bruce Rondon ‘Moving Forward As A Pitcher’

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.

CBS Detroit–06/21/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 9:  Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Benoit recorded his third save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Indians. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Options For Tigers Closer(s) In Minneapolis

1. Jose Valverde: Seems like he’s either gone today or right back out tonight pitching for his major league life.

97.1 The Ticket–06/14/2013

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)

Rondon Heads Back to Toledo

A week ago, it looked like the Tigers were recalling their closer from the minor leagues.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Twins Snap Detroit’s Streak With 6-2 Victory

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.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Bruce Rondon of Venezuela and the Detroit Tigers during player introductions prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Call Up Bruce Rondon

The Detroit Tigers have called up Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2013

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

We Will Have To Wait For The Rondon Zone

The Tigers don’t have a closer but that is not the end of the world.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2013

Tigers' manager Jim Leyland talks to the media at Comerica Park on Saturday, January 26 at the 18th annual TigerFest. (credit: Wes Pytlowany)

Tigers Without Set Closer After Demoting Rondon

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.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Bruce Rondon of Venezuela and the Detroit Tigers during player introductions prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tigers Option Rondon To Triple-A, Will Close By Committee

The Tigers held the closer job open for Bruce Rondon.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Bruce Rondon of Venezuela and the Detroit Tigers during player introductions prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Rondon Has 4th Straight Scoreless Outing

Detroit manager Jim Leyland hasn’t decided on his closer. And he’s starting to get tired of talking about it.

97.1 The Ticket–03/18/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Bruce Rondon of Venezuela and the Detroit Tigers during player introductions prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With Rondon, Keep Calm And Carry On

Bruce Rondon has now slipped back into the role of projected closer, but last week’s dust up could be worrisome.

97.1 The Ticket–03/13/2013

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