|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||2/26/1988|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 180 lbs|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Rondon (3-2) served as the opener in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, retiring only two batters and giving up six runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one.
After 396 games as a reliever, Rondon was given the opportunity to open a game for the first time in his career. Needless to say, the experiment did not go well, as the 31-year-old gave up five runs and allowed the first six Angels hitters to reach base before recording his first out. The blowup increased Rondon's ERA from 3.34 to 4.79 over 38 appearances.
Rondon will serve as the opener for Tuesday's game against the Angels, manager AJ Hinch told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.
The outing will technically be Rondon's first career start as a major leaguer, but it would be a surprise to see him pitch for much longer than an inning. The opener role isn't a very interesting one for fantasy purposes, as it guarantees that Rondon will face the toughest part of the Angels' order and removes even the slim possibility at earning a win. Rogelio Armenteros will pitch the bulk of the innings behind Rondon.