TAMPA, Fla. -- Add another injury to the Tigers' list. Bruce Rondon's back issue, however, appears to be minor, enough so that the team only pushed him back a day from the pitching schedule.
Rondon suffered what manager Brad Ausmus called a "non-throwing-related back tweak" while warming up in the bullpen before his last outing, Tuesday against the Pirates. Rondon went ahead with his inning of work, giving up a run on two hits while striking out the side.
Rondon was originally on the pitching list for Friday's game against the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field, but was moved back to Saturday's home game against the Mets.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Rondon was sidelined for a few days earlier this spring with allergies.