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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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Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers will only trade Michael Fulmer in a "lopsided" deal.
Every team wants to win a trade, but in the case of dealing Fulmer, it really does only make sense for the Tigers to entertain offers that appear heavily in their favor. Why else would the Tigers trade a 24-year-old cost-controlled right-hander with excellent stuff and an already solid track record? The Yankees and Phillies have reportedly shown interest, but they're likely going to have to give up a substantial amount of prospects to procure his services. Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:58:00 PM

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Yankees have Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer and Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin on their radar.

If there's any team that could come up with the sort of package required to motivate the Tigers to move Fulmer, it's the Yankees. Corbin won't be nearly as costly via trade. He made $3.95 million via arbitration in 2017 and is due to become a free agent after 2018.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are among the teams who have checked in on free agent right-hander Michael Fulmer.

This comes on the heels of Tigers general manager Al Avila acknowledging Monday that the club has received "mild inquiries" on Fulmer. The 24-year-old isn't arbitration-eligible for the first time until next winter and is under team control through 2022, so the Tigers would want a major haul. Further complicating matters is that he underwent ulnar transposition surgery on his right elbow in September. Still, the Tigers will at least listen.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Tigers general manager Al Avila said Monday that the team has received "mild inquiries" on Michael Fulmer.

Avila noted that the club isn't looking to trade Fulmer and it doesn't sound like they've had anything more than preliminary discussions with other teams. Fulmer underwent ulnar transposition surgery on his right elbow in September but is expected to be ready for spring training. He won't be arbitration-eligible until next winter.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:23:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 03:03:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 04:46:00 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.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 10:19:00 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.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:10:00 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.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:54:00 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.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 06:09:00 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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 07:24:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 09:27:00 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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 11:10:00 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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 05:14:00 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.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 04:54:00 PM

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2Derek Norris
3Grayson Greiner
4Brayan Peña
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Chad Huffman
3Edwin Espinal
2B1Dixon Machado
2Niko Goodrum
3Ronny Rodriguez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Sergio Alcantara
3Pete Kozma
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
2Victor Reyes
3Jason Krizan
CF1Leonys Martin
2JaCoby Jones
3Kenny Wilson
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Michael Gerber
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
2John Hicks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Mike Fiers
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
9Ryan Carpenter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Blaine Hardy
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Joe Jimenez
8Johnny Barbato
9Mark Montgomery
10Jairo Labourt
11Enrique Burgos
12Gerson Moreno
13Eduardo Jimenez
14Kevin Comer