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Jeremy Bonderman is “likely going to sit this year out”

Mar 1, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

Jeremy Bonderman throwing

Jeremy Bonderman was linked to several teams this offseason, but the right-hander remains unsigned after coming back from shoulder surgery to post a 5.53 ERA in 171 innings last season and Jerry Crasnick of “talked to a player who knows Bonderman” and believes “more than likely he’s going to sit this year out.”

Crasnick writes that Bonderman “apparently doesn’t have the energy for more rehabs or going to camp and having to fight for a spot,” which he’d almost certainly have to do on a minor-league contract.

Bonderman is still just 28 years old, but injuries have caused his raw stuff to deteriorate to the point that he averaged just 89 miles per hour with his fastball last season and he has a 5.19 ERA since a strong 2006 season as a 23-year-old.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Mar 1, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    This is kinda too bad for the Tigers. Their rotation would be lights out if not for these unforseeable injuries.

  2. Elwood Larf - Mar 1, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    His entire career was built on a power fastball that is now gone. Maybe he could have a career as a reliever. Can he still hit 94 or 95 once in awhile?

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