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Jeremy Bonderman will start for Mariners on Sunday

May 31, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

Jeremy Bonderman AP

The Mariners have called up Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Tacoma to start on Sunday against the Twins, per Greg Johns on Twitter. Bonderman, now 30 years old, hasn’t thrown a pitch in the Majors since October 1, 2010, a season in which he posted a 5.53 ERA in 171 innings. The right-hander has a 4.52 ERA in 63.2 innings with Tacoma.

Bonderman dealt with thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder in 2008 and ’09, and had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last year. The first round pick of the Athletics back in 2001, Bonderman has dealt with a ton of adversity as he has never finished with an ERA lower than 4.00 in any season.

  1. Ponsonby_Britt - May 31, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    A good guy who’s had a bad hand (career-wise) dealt to him. I hope he can make something of his comeback.

  2. Detroit Michael - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Bill wrote: “Bonderman has dealt with a ton of adversity as he has never finished with an ERA lower than 4.00 in any season.” Yes, but remember that a few years ago, an ERA above 4.00 was still respectable. In 2006, Bonderman’s 4.08 ERA was 14th best in a 14-team American League, so technically he was the caliber of a #1 starter. His team won the AL pennant. That’s not a bad year.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      Nowadays, 3.80 ERA is around the average in MLB. Its a little higher in the AL though, mainly due to the DH.

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