130,341 USD (2015)
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Jorge Leonardo Rondon (born February 16, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies and Baltimore Orioles.
Jorge Rondon Wikipedia
Jorge Rondon began pitching professionally for the Cardinals when he was 18. From 2006 to 2011, he played on various rookie league and A-level teams. He received his first promotion to AA Springfield in 2011. The promotion coincided with increased strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (K/9) rates. With Palm Beach of the Florida State League that year, he posted a then-professional high of 9.1 K/9 in 26 2⁄3 innings pitched (IP). He yielded a 4.05 earned run average (ERA), 29 hits and 13 walks (BB).
Rondon split the 2012 season between Springfield and the Triple-A affiliate, Memphis, postng a 3.49 ERA in 49 innings with 50 strikeouts. On October 30, 2012, the Cardinals added Rondon to the 40-man roster to prevent him from becoming a minor league free agent.
The club optioned him to AAA-Memphis on March 11, 2013. He spent the entire 2013 season at Memphis, appearing in 51 games, pitching 67 innings and allowing a 3.06 ERA. He allowed 72 hits, 37 BB and struck out 42 (SO).
The Cardinals recalled Rondon and Eric Fornataro from Memphis on April 17, 2014, when they moved Joe Kelly to the 15-day disabled list (DL). However, he did not appear in a game before being optioned to AAA to clear a roster spot for top prospect Oscar Taveras.
Rondon was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies on November 3, 2014. He was designated for assignment by the Rockies in May 2015. On May 10 he was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.
Rondon was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 26, 2015.