Rondón pitching for the Chicago Cubs in 2016
|Houston Astros – No. 30|
|Born: February 26, 1988|
|April 3, 2013, for the Chicago Cubs|
|MLB statistics |
(through May 21, 2019)
|Earned run average||3.17|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rondón was selected by the Chicago Cubs from the Indians in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft. He made the Cubs' 2013 Opening Day roster and made his major league debut on April 3. In his first season with the Cubs, he had a 2-1 record with a 4.77 ERA with 44 SO.
After struggles by Cubs closer José Veras early in the 2014 season, Rondón was named the new Cubs closer. He had a breakout 2014 season. He earned two saves in the 2015 National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, including a save in the series-clinching game 4. With the addition of Aroldis Chapman in late July 2016, Rondon was moved to the setup role in the bullpen. Rondon finished 2016 with a 2-3 record and a 3.53 ERA in 54 appearances. The Cubs won the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians, ending the Cubs' 108-year drought. He was non-tendered and became a free agent on December 1, 2017.
- Bastian, Jordan; Muskat, Carrie. "Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series". MLB. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- Macklin, Oliver (December 15, 2017). "Astros agree with Rondon on 2-year deal". MLB.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
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