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Rondon recorded his second hold of the season in Tuesday's win over the Brewers. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning, with one walk and two strikeouts.

Added 04/19/17 9:20 am (EST)
Rondon has been excellent for the Cubs so far this season, posting a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and nine strikeouts through 6.1 innings. He's clearly behind Wade Davis in the Chicago bullpen, but Rondon is a good setup option and would presumably take over as closer if anything happened to Davis.
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Rondon (knee) allowed a hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless inning Friday against the Pirates.

Added 04/14/17 5:22 pm (EST)
The right-hander was questionable for Friday's contest after injuring his knee Wednesday, but it seems like the clean bill of health offered following his MRI was enough to get him back into action. Rondon will likely be able to resume his duties as the Cubs' setup man moving forward, barring any lingering effects of the ailment.
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Rondon's MRI on his knee Thursday came back clean, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Added 04/13/17 8:10 pm (EST)
It appears that Rondon avoided any sort of significant injury from his collision in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters that Rondon threw a side session Thursday, but added that he may opt to hold Rondon out one extra day before making him available Saturday. If Rondon is indeed held out Friday, Pedro Strop or Carl Edwards would serve as the setup man if necessary.
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Rondon underwent an MRI on his left knee Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Added 04/13/17 1:21 pm (EST)
Rondon left Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers early after colliding with Chase Utley at home plate. The results should be available sometime Thursday afternoon, at which point more will be known about his status.
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Rondon exited Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with a sore knee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Added 04/12/17 11:59 pm (EST)
The diagnosis was pretty vague, though the injury doesn't appear to be overly serious. Rondon should be considered day-to-day until the Cubs release more on his status Thursday.
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Rondon was removed from Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune report.

Added 04/12/17 11:27 pm (EST)
Rondon was lifted from the game after Chase Utley slid into him at home plate. The reliever was able to walk off under his own power while Justin Grimm came on to replace him. He should be considered day-to-day until the Cubs release more on his status.
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he's "not ready to go crazy yet" regarding Rondon, who has a 14.73 ERA this spring, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Added 03/31/17 1:15 pm (EST)
Rondon also struggled in the World Baseball Classic, giving up three home runs over just two innings. It's not a huge sample size, so Maddon is probably right in not ringing alarm bells quite yet. Rondon figures to work in a setup role ahead of Wade Davis, but if the struggles do continue, he could get bumped down to a lower-leverage role.
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Rondon rejoined the Cubs on Sunday after Venezuela was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic, MLB.com reports.

Added 03/20/17 12:52 pm (EST)
Rondon struggled in two outings, giving up three home runs over just two innings, but he said he still enjoyed the experience. "Any moment you go to represent your country, and be there for those fans, it's fun," Rondon said. "I know I had a bad outing that day [against Team USA]. ... It is what it is, and I enjoyed playing with those guys." Rondon figures to work in a setup role ahead of Wade Davis in Chicago's bullpen this year, and he's a good handcuff option for Davis owners.
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Rondon said Tuesday that he will join Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Added 03/14/17 1:07 pm (EST)
He said in February that he would seek the Cubs' permission to pitch in the WBC, and apparently he received the go ahead. Venezuela faces USA on Wednesday evening in San Diego, so Rondon will presumably be available out of the bullpen for that game.
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Rondon, who is on Venezuela's World Baseball Classic roster, said he wants to talk to the Cubs to make sure it's OK he pitches, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Added 02/15/17 2:13 pm (EST)
Rondon spent some time on the DL last season with a triceps injury, and he wants to make sure he's 100 percent healthy for the start of the MLB season. Venezuela will begin play in the WBC on March 10 against Puerto Rico.
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