Is Bonderman ready?

Jeremy Bonderman has shown some positive signs in his each of his rehab starts, but tonight’s was probably his best effort. He lasted 8 innings and threw 98 pitches, 66 of which were strikes. He didn’t allow a run and scatttered 6 hits and no walks while fanning 5.

I haven’t heard reports on his velocity yet, and that has been an area where we know he hasn’t reached his pre-surgical levels in his other starts.

The Tigers will need a 6th starter a week from Monday in Chicago. It would not surprise me in the least to see Bonderman activated for the evening part of the day-night doubleheader.

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