Rotowire: Dec 9 / 10:56a ET
News: Rondon (elbow) remains on track to be ready for the start of spring training, MLive.com reports.
Impact: The team's confidence in Rondon is one reason the Tigers have been unwilling to pay a premium for additional bullpen arms to this point in the offseason. Rondon is expected to report to Lakeland in January to being early preparations for spring training after missing all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. In his last healthy season in 2013, Rondon had a 70:24 K:BB over 58.1 innings split between Detroit and Triple-A Toledo.
Rotowire: Oct 14 / 12:12p ET
News: Rondon (elbow) is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, James Shmehl of MLive.com reports.
Impact: Although he'll be less than 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery when pitchers and catchers report, Rondon should be ready to go, according to GM Dave Dombrowki. A candidate for the setup role coming into 2014 spring training, Rondon averaged better than 99 miles per hour on his fastball during his first run in the majors in 2013 and is still just 23.