DETROIT -- Before rain washed out the final innings of the Tigers' loss to the A's on Tuesday, they nearly washed Bruce Rondon out of action. However, the hard-throwing setup man felt fine Wednesday and was available in the bullpen, according to manager Jim Leyland.
Rondon slipped on a rain-slick mound in the sixth inning Tuesday night. Though he seemed to grab at his leg when Leyland and head athletic trainer Kevin Rand came out from the dugout to check on him, Leyland said later the problem was actually his lower back.
"I saw where he slipped," Leyland said Tuesday night. "There was a skid mark. I thought it was his knee at first, but it was his lower back."
Rondon stayed in the game and finished out the at-bat before the umpires called for the tarp.
"He's OK," Leyland said Wednesday.