Detroit Tigers: Bruce Rondon to pitch Saturday in Toledo
By Dave Holcomb
Saturday’s Triple-A game for the Toledo Mud Hens is apparently going to look like the major leagues.
Ok, not really. The Mud Hens will be wearing Jurassic Park themed jerseys at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, which doesn’t exactly scream professional baseball, but two big league pitchers will be in those uniforms for Toledo.
Relief pitcher Bruce Rondon will make another rehab appearance in Triple-A, throwing two innings on Saturday. That will be in relief for Tigers starter Justin Verlander, who is making his second rehab start.
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Initially, the Detroit Tigers were planning to recall Rondon from his rehab assignment Friday, but the change of plans has the right-hander scheduled for another Triple-A outing Saturday according to MLive.com. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus did not give any specify reason as to why the plans had changed.
With an off day on Monday, Rondon could rejoin the Tigers on Tuesday. Rondon is recovering from right biceps tendinitis, which has prevented him from appearing in a major league game this season.
It will certainly be nice to get Rondon and, of course, Verlander back to the big league club. Detroit has now lost eight in a row, which is their longest losing streak since 2008. The offense, however, is what is causing the losing streak as the Tigers have averaged just 2.75 runs per game in the last eight games.