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Michael Fulmer | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYM
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Michael Fulmer underwent ulnar transposition surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.
It was a successful procedure, per beat writer Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Fulmer is obviously done for the season, but the rehab for this type of surgery is only 3-4 months so he should be fine for the beginning of spring training next February. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a cool 3.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 114/40 K/BB ratio across 164 2/3 innings in 2017. Sep 12 - 3:03 PM

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Michael Fulmer will undergo ulnar transposition surgery on Tuesday.

The procedure was recommended after Fulmer visited Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and it will be Andrews performing the operation. Fulmer is expected to need 3-4 months of rehab, so he should be OK for the beginning of spring training as long as he doesn't experience any hiccups during the rehab process.
Sep 11 - 4:46 PM

Michael Fulmer (elbow) is slated to see Dr. James Andrews on September 11.

We already knew that Fulmer was going to see Dr. Andrews, but now we have the specific date. He's expected to miss his next two starts at minimum, but at this point in the year it's unlikely he makes it back before the end of the season. The right-hander has been dealing with ulnar neuritis and could potentially require surgery, which would leave him sidelined for 3-4 months.
Sep 4 - 10:19 AM

Michael Fulmer will miss at least two starts and is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews after a recurrence of ulnar neuritis.

It's the same ailment that caused Fulmer to miss a couple starts last month. At this point in the season, there's a good chance it's a season-ending injury even if Dr. Andrews' diagnosis is relatively mild. The worst-case scenario, obviously, would be surgery. Chad Bell is entering the Tigers' rotation in Fulmer's place.
Sep 1 - 5:10 PM

Michael Fulmer struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies, giving up five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Fulmer punched out three and walked one on the night. He surrendered a solo homer to D.J. LeMahieu in the first inning and a two-run single to Gerardo Parra in the third, but that was it until the Rockies broke the game open in the seventh inning. He'll look to get back on track when he brings a 3.83 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Indians.
Aug 29 - 11:54 PM

Michael Fulmer allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

It should have been two earned runs in six innings, but Brad Ausmus sent him back out for the seventh, even after a very long bottom of the sixth inning that included a brawl. Fulmer walked both batters he faced before being pulled, and both runners came around to score. Fulmer played a role in the bad feelings today, drilling Gary Sanchez an inning after he homered. Immediately after it happened, Fulmer began shaking his hand, indicating to everyone that the numbness in his fingers -- which put him on the DL earlier this month -- had suddenly returned. Apparently, it only returned for that one pitch, though, as he was allowed to continue after a visit from the trainer.
Aug 24 - 6:09 PM

Michael Fulmer allowed one unearned run in seven innings and took a tough-luck loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

He struck out six batters, walked two and surrendered just three base hits in the premium outing. He burned through the first six innings without allowing a run. In the seventh frame, third baseman Nicholas Castellanos missed an easy infield popup for a two base error that led to an unearned run being charged to Fulmer. His record falls to 10-11 with a fine 3.60 ERA in 23 starts. He has 108 strikeouts and 36 walks in 152 1/3 innings.
Aug 19 - 7:24 PM

Michael Fulmer has been moved up in the Tigers' rotation and will start on Saturday against the Dodgers.

That will give Matt Boyd a few extra days of rest, with Justin Verlander moving up to pitch in Sunday's series finale. Fulmer struggled in his first start back with the Tigers, allowing five runs over five innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Aug 18 - 9:27 PM

Michael Fulmer surrendered five earned runs over five innings Monday in a loss to the Rangers.

Fulmer just missed two turns in the Tigers' rotation due to right elbow neuritis and he looked shaky in his first start back Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The right-hander walked three batters and gave up seven hits, including a towering solo homer to Joey Gallo in the bottom of the third inning. Fulmer may be an iffy fantasy play down the stretch.
Aug 14 - 11:10 PM

Tigers activated RHP Michael Fulmer from the 10-day disabled list.

Fulmer will rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Monday in Texas after missing two turns in the rotation with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. It seems a bit risky for the club to bring him back so soon given that they have nothing to play for, but obviously they're convinced he's healthy.
Aug 14 - 5:14 PM

Michael Fulmer (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday and could come off the disabled list to start Monday.

The Tigers don't seem to have anything to gain by rushing Fulmer back from his ulnar neuritis, but they're probably going to take their chances anyway. If Fulmer starts Monday, he'll have missed just two starts.
Aug 11 - 4:54 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said it's possible Michael Fulmer (elbow) could return next week at Texas.

But there's nothing set in stone yet. Fulmer, who landed on the disabled list August 3 with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow, made it through a light throwing workout on Wednesday without issue. There should be an official announcement on his status sometime this weekend. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 100/31 K/BB ratio through 140 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 10 - 12:16 PM

Michael Fulmer (elbow) plans to do some light throwing on Wednesday.

Fumer landed on the disabled list August 3 with right elbow ulnar neuritis, but he told reporters Tuesday that the inflammation is already gone and he again has feeling in his fingers. It sounds like the 24-year-old right-hander will be back in relatively short order. He owns a 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 100/31 K/BB ratio over 140 1/3 innings this season with Detroit.
Aug 8 - 4:02 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves had discussions with the Tigers about Michael Fulmer prior to the trade deadline.

The Braves were in on trade talks for Sonny Gray, too, but Rosenthal says they had more interest in Fulmer and could revisit talks with the Tigers about the righy over the offseason. Atlanta wants to add controllable rotation help (who doesn't?), but there's certainly no guarantee that Detroit will wind up dealing Fulmer, who isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season.
Aug 6 - 9:18 AM

Michael Fulmer (elbow) hopes to resume throwing in 10-12 days.

Fulmer has dealt with numbness and tingling in his ring and pinky fingers. Those symptoms are often associated with nerve issues, though Fulmer downplayed it, claiming he's felt that way for years. Surgery has not been considered and Fulmer is hoping to be back at some point this year. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year has compiled a 3.59 ERA over 21 starts this season.
Aug 3 - 7:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Alex Presley
3Andrew Romine
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Tyler Collins
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Anibal Sanchez
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Jeff Ferrell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Drew VerHagen
8Zac Reininger
9Blaine Hardy
10Jairo Labourt
11Myles Jaye
12Victor Alcantara