At this rate, it's questionable whether Dotel will be ready to return when he's eligible to come off the DL next Sunday. The longer he's out, the more Major League seasoning hard-throwing closer prospect Bruce Rondon will get. Rondon has pitched in two games since his arrival from Triple-A Toledo.
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