KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The biggest news out of the Tigers' bullpen parade Wednesday took place without a pitch being thrown. Bruce Rondon was supposed to throw, pitching in back-to-back games, until he woke up with a sore right shoulder that didn't go away when he tried to stretch out during pregame warmups at Osceola County Stadium. He ended up back in Lakeland for treatment.
It's different than the elbow issue that cost him last season due to Tommy John surgery, and it's not believed to be related to the sore neck that sidelined him last weekend. It's not even severe enough at this point for team officials to order an exam.