Bruce Rondon, Relief Pitcher, Detroit Tigers, #43
Date of Birth: 12/9/1990
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Current Salary: $850,000
Bruce Rondon, relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, was signed by the Tigers in September, 2007. He spent the 2008 season in the Venezuelan Summer League. He pitched in the Tigers' minor league system from 2009 through 2012.
Rondon split his time in 2013 between the Tigers and the minor leagues. In 30 games with the Tigers, he pitched 28.2 innings and he had a 3.45 ERA, 1 win and 2 losses, 1 save, and 30 strikeouts to 11 walks.
Rondon had Tommy John surgery in March, 2014, and he missed the entire 2014 season. He spent part of the 2015 season on the DL. He finished the season with a 5.81 ERA in 35 games with the Tigers.
In 2016, Rondon pitched in 37 games with the Tigers. He finished the season with 5 wins and 2 losses, 45 strikeouts to 12 walks, and a 2.97 ERA in 36.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Rondon through 2016 include:
- 102 games played
- 96.0 innings pitched
- 7-4 win-loss record
- 6 saves
- 111 strikeouts to 42 walks
- 4.03 ERA