Hector Rondon discusses his triceps issue


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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs reliever Hector Rondon has not been pitching as much lately and it is the Cubs management trying to be careful with his sore triceps injury.

"His triceps has come up a little bit sore, so I try to avoid him right now,” manager Joe Maddon said to reporters recently. "Nobody in the training room feels anything is seriously wrong by any means. It’s just being careful right now. That’s all."

Rondon knows his body and doesn't want to rush into a game and jeopardize his health for short-term success. Teammate and friend Pedro Strop has filled in for Rondon in his absence.

I know I’ve been hurt for a lot of years,” Rondon said. “I prefer to keep up with the trainer, get better and as soon as I feel good, I’ll be in the game.

The Cubs have the best record in the major leagues and there is no reason to rush Rondon if he feels tightness in his triceps.

Rondon has a 1.70 ERA with 18 saves, 51 strikeouts, and a sparkling 0.781 WHIP. For his stellar career, he has a 2.62 ERA with 77 saves, 227 strikeouts, and a 1.06 WHIP.

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