Indians Working To Sign Bonderman

The Indians are working to sign free agent pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, a source tells Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.  Cleveland GM Chris Antonetti declined comment when reached.

Bonderman lost a potential suitor earlier today when Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said that the club will not look to bring the right-hander back to Detroit.  Last season marked the 28-year-old's first since undergoing shoulder surgery in 2008.  In 29 starts and one relief appearance, Bonderman posted a 5.53 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9. 


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23 Comments on "Indians Working To Sign Bonderman"


verlander
4 years 6 months ago

Interesting …

popular_mechanics_for_pitchers
4 years 6 months ago

good fit!

Play_Fair
4 years 6 months ago

In my mind Monderman averaged a QS 2 out of every 3 starts and is only 27 yrs old

GS W L ERA IP H/9 SO/9 BB/9
19 8 0 3.83 6.1 8.9 6.1 2.9
10 0 10 9.11 5.5 11.9 5.5 3.8

How bad can he be compared to Colon??? If he improves this kind of production in 3 out of 4 starts, anyone who picks him will be pleased. The Tigers won 16 of the 29 games he started and he was coming back from 2 years where he didn’t pitch much…

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 6 months ago

It’d be a decent fit for him. The Indians will enjoy his ability to eat innings, but pretty much loathe most everything else. I wish him well though.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

How bad can he be? Bonderman averaged about a QS in 2 out of 3 of his 29 starts and the Tigers won 16 of those starts.

GS W L ERA IP H/9 SO/9 BB/9
19 8 0 3.83 6.1 8.9 6.1 2.9
10 0 10 9.11 5.5 11.9 5.5 3.8

He will be fine where ever he pitches

start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

I’d recheck my stats if I were you. While he did have more quality starts last years than I would have thought, he only had 12. Or 7 less than the 19 you’re trying to imply.

Play_Fair
4 years 6 months ago

I believe that I was trying to suggest he averaged a QS for those 19 starts. You are right, his actual number of QS was not 19. When he was bad, he was bad. When he was not bad – he was OK.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

It’s interesting when you break it down further. In wins he had an era of 2.70, in non-decisions it was 4.66, and 9.11 in losses.

Play_Fair
4 years 6 months ago

Type your reply…

Play_Fair
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, he seems like a good gamble. Has anyone heard that he is a bad guy in the clubhouse? #3 Sp sounds great, but I would settle for a chance to start every 5 days for the first few months and see what happens. He is just 27!

InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 6 months ago

*Mortal Combat voice* TEST YOUR MIGHT

vinniemiller
4 years 6 months ago

Wouldn’t be a bad idea to sign him but I personally doubt he’ll ever regain his old form, especially if he’s on the tribe…

bobbybaseball
4 years 6 months ago

Tough for pitchers to come back from shoulder surgery…better if it was TJ. Especially for a power pitcher like Bonderman. That’s why Kerry Wood is pitching with a tear in his shoulder rather than have surgery the last two years.

verlander
4 years 6 months ago

He didn’t have a tear or anything. He had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Also, I believe it could have been fatal if left untreated.

4 years 6 months ago

If he is bad, no problem, its a one year deal on a bad team. If he regains his form, they can flip in at the deadline for some prospects.

DutchTiger
4 years 6 months ago

I hope he gets a starting gig with the Indians. A nice low pressure location to work on regaining his form, which is mainly working on consistency between starts.

4 years 6 months ago

If they sign him it’ll be great. After they traded off Westbrook the rotation seemed to lack a solid veteran presence, perhaps Bonderman can bring that back to the Indians and if he can pitch 180+ innings? even better.

TwinsVet
4 years 6 months ago

I like the signing for the Tribe. If he can have a solid first-half, they can flip him for someone under team control for a few years. Similar to what they did with Pavano in 2009.

TribeFan7
4 years 6 months ago

First Major League deal in 3 years for this team? While the Indians haven’t made a splash the past two offseasons, no doubt, thats quite the exaggeration. They signed Austin Kearns earlier this offseason to a Major League deal, and signed Mike Redmond and Russell Branyan to Major League deals last year. Carmona will be the #1 starter.

tigers22
4 years 6 months ago

Please do. Then we can be the team to light him up in the first inning, after having to endure it for so long.

4 years 6 months ago

Unless it costs us an arm and a leg so to speak….the Tribe needs to land Bonderman with a short term contract. Let’s see what he has left in his tank. Again, that is if they can get him without trading away some of our nucleus players.

4 years 5 months ago

Dont get him soon as you know he would be injured again probly for good this time

TribeFan7
4 years 6 months ago

First Major League deal in 3 years for this team? While the Indians haven’t made a splash the past two offseasons, no doubt, thats quite the exaggeration. They signed Austin Kearns earlier this offseason to a Major League deal, and signed Mike Redmond and Russell Branyan to Major League deals last year. Carmona will be the #1 starter.