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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  1. verlander 4 years ago

    Interesting …

  2. popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 4 years ago

    good fit!

  3. Play_Fair 4 years 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…

  4. Motor_City_Bombshell 4 years 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.

  5. Guest 4 years 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 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 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 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 ago

            Type your reply…

          • Play_Fair 4 years 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 ago

            *Mortal Combat voice* TEST YOUR MIGHT

  6. vinniemiller 4 years 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…

  7. bobbybaseball 4 years 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 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.

  8. 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.

  9. DutchTiger 4 years 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.

  10. 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.

  11. TwinsVet 4 years 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.

  12. TribeFan7 4 years 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.

  13. tigers22 4 years 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. TribeFan7 4 years 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.

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