The Retired World Is Not Enough.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, former Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman is hoping to make a return to baseball. Olney’s column is tabbed as an “Insider” piece, so you’ll need a subscription to read the whole thing, but here’s what he has to say about Bonderman above the pay wall:
Bonderman, who just turned 30, started his workouts long before he had Tommy John surgery in April 2012. He explained over the phone Sunday that most weeks, he’s training six days out of seven, and he has cut his weight from 245 to about 210 pounds, or what he weighed as he came out of high school.
Bonderman is quoted in the piece as saying he’s simply looking for a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training, so he would present only a small risk to a team hoping the once-promising pitcher could make a career comeback (similar, perhaps, to Joel Zumaya).
Bonderman hasn’t pitched in the big leagues at all since 2010, and hadn’t pitched with sort of effectiveness since 2007, so the odds would appear to be long on him resurrecting his career.
Posted: November 06, 2012 at 12:26 PM | 58 comment(s)
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