5:59pm: He’s OK, according to Leyland, as told to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
An examination of pitcher Jeremy Bonderman’s sore right shoulder showed no major damage, confirming the Tigers’ expectations that he had nothing more than swelling.
“No problems,” manager Jim Leyland said early Monday evening. “No major issues at all.”
5:36pm: Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland told The Associated Press that starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman has been sent to Detroit for medical testing because of shoulder stiffness.
Leyland said the act is precautionary, and Bonderman, 26, is expected back in Lakeland, Fla., Monday night.
Bonderman has had the trouble since he reported to Spring Training. He went 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA last year, but was on the disabled list from June 7 through the end of the season with a circulatory condition that resulted in numbness in his throwing hand.
Leyland added that the right-hander could be back to a normal routine in a couple of weeks.
Bonderman has been in the mix of names discussed in recent trade rumors.