LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman threw 30 pitches in his first appearance on the mound this spring training.
Bonderman has suffered with a strained shoulder since the start of spring and missed much of last season with a blood clot.
He entered camp considered by manager Jim Leyland to be a lock for a starting role. But Leyland said after Bonderman's performance Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays that he was running out of time.
Bonderman allowed two doubles and walked one, but also struck out the last two batters he faced pitching against minor leaguers, before Leyland called him out of the game. Bonderman is expected to start against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday and Leyland said his pitch count would be raised.
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