Michael Fulmer

#32 SP / Detroit Tigers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 246 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Officially placed on IL

      The Detroit Tigers placed Michael Fulmer (elbow) on the Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press Saturday.The transaction creates an opening on the 40-man roster for Gordon Beckham, who has emerged as the victor in the spring job battle for the top utility infield job with the Tigers. Per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Fulmer is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday and will be sidelined for the entire 2019 season and quite likely, a sizable portion of the 2020 campaign.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Will undergo Tommy John surgery

      A third opinion on Michael Fulmer's injured elbow confirmed the previous two diagnoses, and he has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.Fulmer had trouble with his velocity and mechanics earlier in camp, but he felt discomfort after a recent bullpen session and underwent an MRI, which revealed the tear in his elbow ligament. He wanted to get several looks at the MRI results, but all of them came back the same, so instead of preparing for the regular season, he will undergo surgery in the near future and miss the entire season, and likely part of the 2020 campaign as well. A better estimate at Fulmer's return timetable should be revealed after the procedure is completed.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Tommy John surgery recommended

      Michael Fulmer is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.Fulmer's velocity had been considerably down this spring, yet the news still comes as a surprise, as he'd been reportedly dealing with a mechanical issue and a potential knee injury. Elbow concerns hadn't been mentioned, but he's had two doctors recommend the surgery and will now seek a third opinion. Assuming he does indeed go through with the procedure, Fulmer would miss all of 2019 and at least a few months of 2020 as well.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Throws bullpen session

      Michael Fulmer completed a bullpen session Friday morning without a knee brace, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.Fulmer has apparently been bothered by a knee issue which helps to explain his drop in velocity this spring and why the team opted to shut him down to refine his lower-body mechanics. The 26-year-old is still working to regain explosiveness in his delivery as his status for Opening Day is in severe doubt.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Shut down to work on mechanics

      Michael Fulmer has been shut down as he attempts to refine his lower-body mechanics, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. "We have no timetable for when he's going to get back on the mound," manager Ron Gardenhire said.His velocity has been way down this spring, sitting in the 89-91 mph range with his fastball, which is a stark contrast to the mid-90s fastball he displayed in past years when he was at his best. The fact that the team is labeling it as a shut down puts his availability for the start of the season in significant jeopardy. Obviously the first priority will be to get him right, so he should be considered out indefinitely.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Velocity remains down

      Michael Fulmer was mostly sitting in the 89-91 mph range with his fastball in his Grapefruit League start Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.Fulmer allowed two runs and struck out three over three innings in the outing, and he now has a 7.88 ERA this spring. The 25-year-old previously said he's confident his velocity will ramp up closer to the start of the regular season. Fulmer averaged 95.8 mph on his fastball in 2018, and it will be worth monitoring his radar readings in his next handful of starts.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Says velocity will come

      Michael Fulmer said he isn't worried about decreased velocity early in spring training and is confident his fastball will tick up by the start of the regular season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free-Press reports.In a Grapefruit League start Monday, Fulmer was mostly sitting in the 89-91 mph range with his fastball, which is a drop from the 95.8 mph he averaged a season ago. However, the righty said his velocity will come. "If it keeps going up, then great, I'll be ready when the season starts, which is perfect because you want to peak at that time," he said. "It will come out, don't worry." Fulmer sounds pretty confident, and it's probably only worth worrying if the velocity stays down into late March.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Roughed up in first spring start

      Michael Fulmer allowed four runs on three hits and one walk through two innings Wednesday against the Yankees.Fulmer actually came away with the win Wednesday, as the Detroit Tigers hung five runs on the Yankees in the bottom of the first inning. While it wasn't Fulmer's finest outing, it was encouraging to see him get through the outing pain-free, as he's returning from offseason knee surgery and hadn't pitched in a game since September of 2018. Per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, the right-hander is wearing a brace on his surgically-repaired knee in spring not only to hold his meniscus in place, but also to help him adjust to new mechanics; he changed his delivery in an attempt to take some of the stress off his right knee following two surgeries in five years. "I was just focusing on my mechanics and making sure I was pain-free," said Fulmer afterwards. "Everything will come. I just need some reps."

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Back at camp

      Michael Fulmer (personal) returned to the Detroit Tigers' spring training facility Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.Fulmer left camp late last week and returned to his home state of Oklahoma to be with his father, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery. The 25-year-old right-hander said his father is recuperating well, so it's not expected that Fulmer will miss much further time during spring training. He was absent for only two workouts while he was back in Oklahoma, so he won't be too far behind his fellow pitchers during camp.

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      Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Away from camp for personal reasons

      Michael Fulmer has been away from the Detroit Tigers for a few days for personal reasons, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.Fulmer is reportedly attending to a family issue. The delay is unlikely to affect his preparation for Opening Day, as he's expected back as soon as Sunday.