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Bruce Rondon: Optioned To Triple-A
Update: The Tigers optioned Rondon to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

Recommendation: Rondon was expected to open the season as the Tigers' closer, but he had an up-and-down spring which ended with him giving up five runs over his last four appearances, so the Tigers opted to send him to Triple-A to give him more development time. With Rondon starting the year in the minors, the Tigers will probably use a number of pitchers in the ninth inning, but Joaquin Benoit, Phil Coke and Octavio Dotel are the early favorites for saves. Rondon should be called up at some point this season, but he won't break camp with the big club.

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