Fulmer (knee) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday. The move is purely a procedural one, as Fulmer has already been ruled out for the year after surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He's expected to be ready to go by the start of spring training. The transaction frees a spot on the 40-man roster for Harold Castro, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.
Fulmer underwent successful knee surgery Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Fulmer opted for surgery after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the right-hander suffered a torn right meniscus. The procedure typically carries a recovery timetable of three or four months, so the expectation is that he'll be ready to go by the start of spring training. Fulmer finished the season with a 4.69 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 110:46 K:BB across 24 starts (132.1 innings).
Fulmer is expected to undergo surgery for a torn right meniscus Thursday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Fulmer will receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday but the expectation is that surgery will be necessary. The recovery time for such a surgery is typically three or four months, which should give Fulmer plenty of time to recover before spring training.
An MRI on Fulmer's right knee revealed damage to the meniscus, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. The severity of the damage remains unclear, but this could very well mean the end of Fulmer's 2018 season. He's set to have the MRI results reviewed by Dr. James Andrews.
Fulmer exited Saturday's start after five pitches due to right knee inflammation, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Fulmer faced only two batters before leaving the game, giving up back-to-back home runs to Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley. The severity of the injury is currently unclear.
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