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AL Central: Tigers option Rondon, bring up Jimenez

Check out everything happening in the American League Central.

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The Tigers wasted absolutely no time in shipping Bruce Rondon down to Triple-A Toledo after his rough start to the season. Rondon has given up six runs in his last two mound appearances and only recording one out. In his place, the Tigers have called upon Joe Jimenez. Jimenez is a hard throwing young prospect whose one Achilles heel is his slider.

This move comes as a shock to probably about one person who didn’t pay much attention to Rondon in spring training. The 26-year old was having a hard time finding command of his pitches. Detroit also cited the Venezuela’s offseason weight gain as a big contributed of the choice to send him down to the minors.

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