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Jeremy Bonderman not expecting to return to Detroit

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Jeremy Bonderman said after yesterday's game that he doesn't expect to be back with the Tigers in 2011.

Bonderman is a free agent at the end of the season.  He was initially acquired by the Tigers in that big three-way deal where basically every player involved ended up disappointing the acquiring team -- Jeff Weaver with the Yankees, Bonderman, Carlos Pena and Franklyn German with the Tigers, and Ted Lilly, John-Ford Griffin, and Jason Arnold with the A's.

Normally this isn't something that would be front-page-worthy, but I think it is worth pointing out because Bonderman is someone the Rangers have had interest in in the past.  He's a guy who was a first rounder in the 2001 draft, and is a lot like Adam Eaton was when the Rangers traded for Eaton, in that he is someone seen as having a lot of talent, but who has had a lot of issues with injuries, and who has failed to convert the talent and stuff into results.

The Rangers are probably going to be in the market for veteran starting pitching depth after this season, and I wouldn't be surprised if Bonderman is someone they ended up making a push for.  I have no idea what the market is going to be like for Bonderman -- I imagine he'll at least get a major league deal, as compared to an NRI -- but I expect we'll be hearing in November and December that he's someone the Rangers are going to be looking at pursuing.