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56 Hector Rondon SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/180 | Birthdate: 2/26/1988 | Birthplace: Guatire, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 2 | Salary: $490,000 | Owned/Started%: 56/46 | Average Draft Position: 1081.00
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Cubs don't feel they 'need' to acquire closer, sticking with Rondon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Cubs reliever Hector Rondon had a pretty good run as the team's closer in 2014, converting 29 of 33 save opportunities and posting a 2.42 ERA in 64 appearances. He also had 63 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings.

Rondon's success in the closer's role has Chicago confident he will be able to handle the job again in 2015.

"We feel really good about Rondon," general manager Jed Hoyer said, per CSN Chicago. "He’s got great stuff, great makeup. (A closer is) not something we feel like we need."


Hector Rondon picks up the save Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon made things interesting during a save attempt Wednesday.

Rondon entered with a two-run lead, and got himself in some trouble. After quickly picking up two outs, Rondon gave up two straight singles. With the tying run on first, Rondon was able to induce a ground out, ending the contest. It was Rondon's 27th save of the season. 


Hector Rondon records 26th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon delivered his 26th save Saturday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers.

Rondon has successfully converted his last 12 save opportunities, allowing only one earned run during that stretch while striking out 12 and walking two in 15 innings. He owns a 2.58 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 61:15 K:BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings.



Hector Rondon earns 25th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon delivered his 25th save Wednesday, walking one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-1 win over the Reds.

Rondon has allowed just one earned run in his last 15 innings, but after going 22 innings without walking a batter, he's issued a walk in back-to-back appearances. The closer owns a 2.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 60:15 K:BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon escapes rough outing with the save Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon escaped a shaky outing with the save Saturday night against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. He allowed a solo home run to Travis Snider in the ninth for his lone damage of the night. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one in one inning of work.

Hector Rondon slams door shut on Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon slammed the door shut on the Brewers on Monday for his 23rd save of the season. Rondon allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 4-2 victory. He has converted 23 of 27 save chances, with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 53 1/3 innings of relief.

Hector Rondon saves his 22nd game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon saved his 22nd game Tuesday against the Reds. 

Rondon entered with a three-run lead, and was able to shut the door without any issues. He tossed a perfect inning, notching one strikeout. He threw 13 pitches during the outing, eight of which were strikes. Rondon lowered his ERA to 2.75.


Hector Rondon delivers 21st save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon picked up his 21st save Sunday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles.

The Cubs gave up just one hit as a team Sunday, and Rondon needed just eight pitches for the second straight appearance to rack up the final three outs and send the team home with a win. He owns a 2.81 ERA and 54:13 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon saves sixth straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon casually closed out a 4-1 win over the Orioles Friday, as he worked a perfect ninth inning.

Rondon set the Orioles down in order on just eight innings, while picking up two flyball outs and one groundball out. He has now saved six chances in a row, and is 20 for 24 on the season, with a 2.86 ERA In 50 1/3 innings.  


Hector Rondon hangs on for save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Cubs pitcher Hector Rondon managed to pick up a save Thursday against the Giants.

Rondon entered with his team up by a run. He ran into some trouble during the inning. With one out, Rondon allowed two batters to reach via singles. With the tying run on second, Rondon struck out the next batter and induced a groundout to end the game. It was Rondon's 19th save of the season.


Hector Rondon records saves on consecutive days


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon earned his second save in as many days during a 4-1 win Monday against the Mets. He now has 18 saves on the season.

Rondon was able to work around a leadoff double to Daniel Murphy to start the bottom of the ninth inning. He got his first out on a strikeout of David Wright. Lucas Duda then hit a deep fly out to center field, which allowed Murphy to tag up and reach third base. But Rondon finished off the win by striking out Travis d'Arnaud.

Monday was the first time in six outings Rondon had multiple strikeouts. He has tossed five straight scoreless outings, allowing just one hit in that span.


Hector Rondon locks down 17th save Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon worked a perfect ninth inning during Sunday's 2-1 win against the Mets to earn his 17th save.

Rondon opened the bottom of the ninth inning by getting Daniel Murphy to pop out to shortstop on a 3-2 pitch. Lucas Duda grounded out to first base after two pitches and Eric Campbell ended the game with a strikeout. 

Rondon has three saves since Aug. 12 and has not allowed a run, hit or walk in four straight outings.


Hector Rondon earns 16th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon picked up his 16th save Wednesday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Brewers.

Rondon has delivered perfect innings in each of his last three appearances after giving up a run in each of his previous two outings. He owns a 3.30 ERA and 49:13 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon picks up another save Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Cubs pitcher Hector Rondon saved his 15th game Tuesday against the Brewers.

Rondon tossed a perfect inning of work. He did not notch any strikeouts during the appearance. Rondon induced a flyout and two groundouts over one inning. His ERA fell to 3.38 following the outing. 


Hector Rondon takes loss Friday vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Hector Rondon was stuck with a loss Friday, giving up one earned run on three hits in one inning of action in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Rays.

Rondon (3-4) pitched the top of the 10th inning after the Cubs tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. He retired the first batter he faced before surrendering three straight singles to tie the game. Rondon owns a 3.53 ERA and 48:13 K:BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon blows save, picks up win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon blew an 11th-inning save opportunity Tuesday but picked up a win in his team's 6-5, 12-inning victory over the Rockies.

Rendon (3-3) surrendered one earned run on three hits in one inning of action and struck out two, earning him his fifth blown save of the season. The offense was able to score again in the top of the 12th, and the next reliever up protected the lead the second time around. Rendon owns a 3.40 ERA and 48:13 K:BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon escapes shaky outing with the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon was not at his best but still managed to pick up the save Thursday afternoon at home against the Rockies.

Rondon allowed back-to-back singles to start the ninth, but settled down with a pair of strikeouts to close out a 3-1 victory. He allowed two hits and no walks while striking out two over a scoreless frame. He has converted 14 saves in 17 attempts, with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 40 1/3 innings.

Hector Rondon finding better slider


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon has been impressing his coaches recently, with manager Rick Rentering telling MLB.com his slider has been especially impressive recently.

"Hector has the potential to be a closer, and a consistent closer," Renteria said Thursday. "The last couple of days, all of us have noticed him using the slider a little more effectively and it's got more depth. He's been working on it."

Rondon has 13 saves on the season, but has been especially effective recently. Over nine July appearances, he has allowed two runs in eight innings, with seven strikeouts and only one walk.  


Hector Rondon saves his 13th game Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Cubs pitcher Hector Rondon saved his 13th game Monday against the Rockies.

Rondon entered the game with a three-run lead, and did not disappoint. He tossed a perfect inning of work, striking out one during the outing. Rondon lowered his ERA to 3.52 with the outing. 


Hector Rondon picks up save No. 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Cubs reliever Hector Rondon worked his way around a hit and needed only __ pitches to close out a 7-6 win over the Cardinals Friday afternoon. Rondon has converted 12 saves in 15 tries. He owns a 3.72 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 36 1/3 innings of relief. 

Hector Rondon blows saves, but wins game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Cubs reliever Hector Rondon blew a save Friday against the Braves, but managed to pick up a win.

Rondon entered the game in the top of the ninth with a one run lead. He allowed two hits during one inning of work, including a game-tying single to Christian Betancourt. He struck out one hitter during the appearance and did not issue any walks. 

The Cubs found a way to take Rondon off the hook, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the inning. He moves to 2-3 with the victory.


Hector Rondon saddled with the loss Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Hector Rondon was saddled with the loss Tuesday against the Reds.

Rondon came in with the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth. He couldn't seem to get anyone out, allowing three hits, including the game-winner. With men on first and third, Billy Hamilton singled off Rondon, scoring the game-winning run.

Rondon gave up three hits and one earned run during the outing. The loss drops him to 1-3 on the year. 


Hector Rondon secures 11th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon gave up a hit during a scoreless ninth inning while striking out one and picking up his 11th save in his team's 2-1 win over the Red Sox Tuesday.

Rondon has secured two saves in two days, with both coming against the Red Sox. The Cubs closer is strengthening his role in the ninth inning after struggling at times during June, and he could pique trade interest if he can continue to have success in July. Rondon owns a 3.62 ERA and 37:12 K:BB ratio 32 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon earns 10th save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon picked up his 10th save Monday, giving up just one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.

Rondon had his share of struggles in June, giving up five runs in one outing and three runs in another, but he appears to have emerged from the month with the closer role. He owns a 3.73 ERA and 36:12 K:BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.


Hector Rondon strikes out one in ninth save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon bounced back from a subpar performance in his last appearance, as he picked up his ninth save in a 5-3 win over the Nationals.

Rondon worked a perfect ninth in the game, on just 14 pitches. He struck out one batter en route to his 9th save in 11 tries.

Rondon has a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings, with a 1.26 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings.