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Rondon Making Real Progress

Things are looking up for Rondon

At this time last year, Francisco Rondon was returning from the disabled list after being sent to surgery to end his 2010 season. Now with his head back in the game and feeling 100 percent on the mound, the Dominican native is beginning to show how much his hard work has paid off and the improvements he's made to his pitches.

"He has made quite a bit of progress," Thunder manager Tony Franklin said. "He got up to a little bit of a slow start, of course in the early going, he wasn't being used a lot and in about mid-May he started to put some things together. "He has a great arm and when he has command of his pitches, you can understand exactly why everybody in this organization thinks that this guy has a chance to...

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