"Yesterday was a good outing," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday afternoon. "Now he's got to throw one-plus [innings] Tuesday."
That's written down as an extended outing for Rondon, going 25-30 pitches and sitting down between innings. It's also the final outing currently scheduled for Rondon, whose rehab assignment began May 21. He's 11 days into an assignment that can go up to 20 days before Detroit has to make a decision on his status, no later than June 10.
"We'll probably have to talk about him Wednesday," Ausmus said.
Ausmus said they have not yet discussed who would be sent out to make room for Rondon in Detroit.
Rondon has been on the 15-day disabled list since Opening Day with biceps tendinitis. If he's activated, he could conceivably be available as soon as the end of the Tigers' three-game home set vs. Oakland on Tuesday. If not, he could stick with the Mud Hens through their upcoming six-game homestand.
Rondon still has Minor League options, so the Tigers could eventually decide to keep him in Toledo even after taking him off the 15-day DL.
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