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Bruce Rondon (RP)

Detroit Tigers - 2% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Bruce Rondon (biceps) was shut down from throwing over the weekend. (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: An MRI last week showed no structural damage, but this is not a good sign. Rondon could potentially be a great option for a closer for the Tigers, with a fastball that reaches triple digits and great strikeout potential. With both Joe Nathan and Bruce Rondon on the DL, Soria is the man to own in the Tigers' bullpen, although it is possible none of the three end up with 20 saves this season.

 

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Tigers RP will start the regular season on the DL, the team has confirmed. (Source: George Sipple on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rondon was slated to pitch in his second game in as many days on Wednesday, but he was scratched after waking up with a sore shoulder. Even before the injury, Rondon was not a lock to make the Tigers' Opening Day bullpen.

 

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The flame-throwing righty didn't make the trip to Clearwater due to a sore neck. Coach Brad Ausmus said, "He was better this morning as well, but not well enough to pitch." (Source: Adam Berry)

Fantasy Impact: Rondon will be exciting to watch if healthy, but will not offer any fantasy value unless a couple of arms in the Tiger pen go down.

 

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Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Bruce Rondon pitched a scoreless inning Thursday in his first appearance of the Spring.

Fantasy Impact: With a fastball that approaches triple digits, Rondon certainly has the makeup of a closer with high strikeout potential. Although Tigers manager Brad Ausmus doesn't seem willing to budge from having Joe Nathan cemented in as the closer, that could change if Nathan has another bad year. Joakim Soria would likely be first in line for closer duties should Nathan falter, but Rondon would be the better fantasy player due to the strikeout potential. Keep Rondon on your radar as a sleeper.

 

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