Saturday, November 10, 2012
Tigers Bring Back Bonderman....Maybe
By Sean Gagnier
Former-Tiger hurler Jeremy Bonderman is looking to return to the game, and the Tigers reportedly are interesting in bringing him back. It was reported on Friday that the team and Bonderman had reached a deal, but no details were released and when contacted by MLB.com's Jason Beck, Bonderman said that the deal was "news to him."
So, maybe Bonderman isn't on his way back to Detroit, or maybe he is, who knows.
Bonderman last pitched for Detroit in 2010 before suffering a shoulder injury that forced him to have surgery. In eight seasons with the Tigers, Bonderman posted a 4.89 ERA and 1.402 WHIP, not exactly numbers that are going to blow the world away.
If the Tigers do indeed sign Bonderman, it will likely be to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Should Detroit like what they see out of Bonderman in the spring he could wind up with the club, otherwise he could spend some time in Toledo returning to form.
The Tigers have said that they will not pursue former-Yankee reliever Rafael Soriano for the vacant closers role. Instead, Detroit has indicated that the closer role will be filled from within and has marked 21-year old reliever Bruce Rondon as a candidate.