Bruce Rondon will need Tommy John surgery per Tigers President CEO and GM David Dombrowski.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) March 21, 2014
Rondon was set to be the setup man for a revamped Detroit Tigers bullpen and was injured last year in the playoffs. A statement from Dombrowski said Rondon felt discomfort on Monday and it came up suddenly on Tuesday. Rondon, who is the closer of the future and throws 100-mph consistently, was injured last year with swelling but looked good to go in Spring Training.
The injury is a big blow for a low Tigers bullpen and now opens up a spot for guys like Evan Reed who were currently on the roster bubble.