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.
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The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
The Tigers may not have a closer issue yet, but they could be working toward one if hard-throwing 22-year-old Bruce Rondon doesn’t find the strike zone.