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Bondo Goes Under the Knife

Though Jeremy Bonderman's 2008 season has been thought to be over for the past month, it came to an official official end when he underwent surgery yesterday in Dallas. A rib that had been causing circulation problems was removed, and a bypass procedure on the particular vein in question was also performed.

Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said the surgery went as expected, with "no surprises." And nothing has changed as far as Bondo's prognosis for the rest of the year.

“This is a very serious surgery, and you’re talking about a guy’s career being in the balance,” Rand said. “We’ve got to take our time and do it the right way, and so obviously that would preclude him from pitching this season.”

The rehab from such surgery will take four months, according to Rand, a span which will obviously carry through the end of the baseball season.