With Detroit signing Brad Penny on Monday, it means that Pasco’s Jeremy Bonderman’s days as a Tiger are done.Penny will complete Detroit’s starting rotation.
The Tigers had been entertaining bringing him back now that his four-year, $38 million deal ran out after the 2010 season.
The question is now, who will sign the 28-year-old right-hander?
The Yankees, Cubs and Rangers have been the most mentioned teams on the internet the last few weeks.
Bonderman won’t be the only player from the Mid-Columbia wearing a different uniform in 2011.
Richland outfielder Travis Buck, who had been with Oakland A’s, will try to hook on with the Cleveland Indians after signing with them.
Moses Lake’s Ryan Doumit is still a catcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But they have been aggressively trying to shop him around.
Meanwhile, Hanford High grad Jason Repko, who spent this last season with the Minnesota in the outfield after being cut by the Dodgers in spring training, has signed on for another season with the Twins.