Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and will be sidelined for the entire season.

Sports Illustrated reports that the Tigers' setup man with the 100 mph fastball felt discomfort Monday after pitching a scoreless inning against Washington the previous day.

Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said Friday that Rondon was examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews, and an MRI revealed the tear. Dombrowski said the 23-year-old will have surgery next week.

Rondon was 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA as a rookie last year, striking out 30 in 28 2/3 innings, and he had a 1.29 ERA in seven spring training games this year.

Dombrowski said the Tigers, who signed Joba Chamberlain during the offseason, will fill Rondon's spot internally.

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