Rondon unavailable for bullpen use, Leyland says 'not good'

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Rondon is experiencing more issues with his elbow after last night's outing, and the prognosis doesn't appear to be good

Apparently something went terribly wrong in Bruce Rondon's fantastic 10-pitch outing Thursday against the Twins, in which he struck out the side with seemingly no trouble at all. Somewhere in there, one of those 10 pitches seems to have done some further damage to the young fire-baller's elbow.

Chris Iott of MLive.com reported today on Twitter:

Fox Sports Detroit's John Keating concurs:

As does Jason Beck:

The Detroit Free Press adds:

And Lynn Henning weighs in as well:

The reaction from the fanbase is to be expected:

It remains to be seen how long Rondon will be out of the picture, but one thing seems to be quite clear: the Tigers need this arm in their bullpen if they intend to be contenders in the 2013 playoff season.

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