Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon to undergo Tommy John surgery

(WXYZ) - The injuries keep piling up for the Tigers. Bruce Rondon is the latest to be shelved for the season.

President and CEO Dave Dombrowski announced Friday the 23-year old will have Tommy John surgery as soon as possible.

The relief pitcher, who can throw upwards of 103 miles per hour, told Dombrowski he was experiencing discomfort in his elbow on Monday. Once it was checked out, the decision to have surgery was made.

In 30 games last season, Rondon threw 28.2 innings, recording 30 strikeouts with a 3.45 ERA.

Shortstop Jose Iglesias is out 4-5 months with stress fractures and outfielder Andy Dirks will miss the first eight weeks of the season after back surgery.

Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter for WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli

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