LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland says starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman has been sent to Detroit for medical testing due to concerns of shoulder stiffness that has plagued him since he reported to spring training.
Leyland says it is a precautionary measure. He says there is a decent chance he will have a result following an afternoon exhibition game, and Bonderman is expected back in Lakeland, Fla., by Monday night.
Bonderman 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 says Bonderman won't be rushed, and he would be happy if the right-hander can get back to his normal routine in two weeks.