Tigers aren't tendering contract to reliever Bruce Rondon
Posted: 9:51 AM, Dec 04, 2017
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<p>CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 17: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning at Progressive Field on September 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 1-0 in 10 innings. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)</p>
The Detroit Tigers are not tendering a contract to right-hander Bruce Rondon.
The team announced that decision Friday night. Rondon was once considered a top candidate to be Detroit's closer, but he has only seven saves in his major league career, which began in 2013. He is 8-7 with a 5.00 ERA in 123 appearances.
The 26-year-old reliever went 1-3 with a 10.91 ERA in 21 games last season.
Rondon is now a free agent, and the Tigers have 38 players on their 40-man roster.
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