Fulmer (oblique) covered two perfect innings and struck out four in his rehab start Tuesday with High-A Lakeland. Back on the mound for the first time since July 14, Fulmer made quick work of the Daytona hitters, pumping in 16 of his 18 pitches for strikes in the flawless outing. The Tigers will probably want to see Fulmer beef up his pitch count before rejoining the big club, so expect him to make at least two more turns in the minors as he looks to prove he's fully recovered from the left oblique strain.
Fulmer (oblique) will throw a 50-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Fulmer hit the disabled list with a left oblique strain in mid-July. He's been throwing off flat ground and is now set to throw off the mound. It's unclear how close he is to a rehab assignment, but assuming he needs to make one, he's at least a week away from returning to Detroit.
Fulmer (oblique) threw off flat ground for the first time since being placed on the DL immediately after the All-Star break, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. Fulmer's last appearance came against the Astros on July 14, during which he was roughed up for seven runs on 10 hits across 4.2 innings. Less than a week later he was put on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 1 left oblique strain after suffering the injury in a standard bullpen session. The Tigers have yet to offer up a timetable for his return, but it's expected that he will need time to throw a couple bullpens and potentially go out on a rehab assignment, so don't expect him to return for another couple weeks.
Fulmer (oblique) is expected to begin a throwing program Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Fulmer was placed on the disabled list July 20 with a left oblique strain, although it's great news that he's ready to start throwing once again. A concrete timetable for his return hasn't been set, but he figures to remain on the DL until early-to-mid August, as a few minor-league appearances will likely be necessary.
Fulmer (oblique) underwent an MRI which revealed a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. All things considered it's good news for Fulmer, with a Grade 1 strain being a mild diagnosis. The 25-year-old is still likely to miss multiple turns in the rotation and currently has no official timetable for his return, but he'll start by resting for a week before resuming baseball activities, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Long reliever Blaine Hardy will re-enter the Tigers' starting rotation in his absence.