|2013 Regular Season|
Bonderman, who sat out the past two seasons after eight years with Detroit, began this season with Seattle then was signed by the Tigers on July 14 after the Mariners designated him for assignment. The right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.93 ERA for Seattle in seven games, all starts. With Detroit he was 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in nine outings, all in relief, before being sent to Toledo last Saturday.
The Tigers announced the move Sunday. The 30-year-old Bonderman is expected to join Triple-A Toledo on Thursday at Buffalo. Bonderman went 67-77 during his stint with the Tigers. He made it back to the majors this year with Seattle, going 1-3 with a 4.93 ERA. He had four straight strong starts between June 7 and June 23, but was battered for 10 earned runs and 13 hits in just 8 1-3 innings over his last two outings for the Mariners.
Bonderman was out of baseball for the entire 2011 and 2012 seasons before making his debut with the Mariners on June 2. He had four straight strong starts between June 7 and June 23, but was battered for 10 earned runs and 13 hits in just 8 1-3 innings over his past two starts against the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati.
Bonderman notched his first victory in nearly three years. It was a special moment for Bonderman, after enduring right elbow reconstruction in April 2012 and various shoulder problems that have interrupted his career at times, and it makes baseball magical and mystical on occasions like this.
Bonderman was charged with seven earned runs on nine hits, three of them home runs, and a walk in 4 2-3 innings. It was his first big-league start in three years.
The right-hander is set to start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins after coming back from elbow and shoulder problems.
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