Jeremy Bonderman hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2010, but ESPN's Buster Olney has learned that the 29-year-old hurler had reconstructive elbow surgery on Tuesday and is eyeing a return to the major leagues by 2013.
Bonderman last started a major league game on Oct. 1, 2010, losing to the Baltimore Orioles. He went 8-10 in 2010 with a 5.53 ERA, striking out 112 batters in 171 innings.
Bonderman has spent his entire big-league career, eight seasons to date, with the Tigers. He's 67-77 for his career; his best year was 2006, when he went 14-8 with a 4.08 ERA for the Tigers team that won the American League pennant.