The Detroit Tigers have sent closer Bruce Rondon home because of his "effort level," The Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.) reported Tuesday.

Rondon, 24, has a 5.81 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and five saves in 35 appearances this season. He has struck out 36 batters and walked 19 in 31 innings.

He has three blown saves this month, including two in his past three appearances.

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