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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
26-16 8-2 W5
21-20 6-4 W2
18-20 4-6 W1
14-27 5-5 L1
14-27 3-7 L5

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 3.52 11 8 1.24

Top Michael Fulmer News

  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Blows save but earns win

    Fulmer (2-2) allowed one run on a hit and a walk to get credited with a blown save Monday against the Rays, though he was able to earn the win.

    Fulmer started the bottom of the eighth inning out with a strikeout, but got into some trouble by allowing a double and a walk with one out. He then tossed a wild pitch, and the lead runner would later score on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2, though the Tigers would score in the top of the ninth to go back ahead. Fulmer has now blown two saves this season to go with his 3.14 ERA, and while closer Gregory Soto has seemingly been on thin ice lately, the latter did wrap up Monday's contest with a clean ninth inning. For now, Fulmer should stick in a setup role, with Soto the top option for saves in Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Takes second loss

    Fulmer (1-2) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk across an inning of work to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics. He struck out one.

    Fulmer allowed his first home run of the season in the eighth inning, a two-run blast by Seth Brown, which broke open a 3-3 tie. The righty still has a solid 2.70 ERA, but with the 9-23 Tigers struggling to score many runs, the margin for error is thin for all of the team's pitchers. Despite the hiccup, Fulmer should remain an important reliever in Detroit, typically working in front of closer Gregory Soto.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Continues strong start

    Fulmer, who pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's win over the Dodgers, has yet to allow a run this season across 9.1 innings.

    Fulmer was effective again Saturday and recorded his third hold of the season in the 5-1 Detroit victory. The righty also has one win and one save, which has boosted his fantasy value. Gregory Soto is still the primary closer, but Fulmer certainly has an important role in the Tigers' bullpen and will remain a solid fantasy asset if he keeps pitching like this.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Earns first save

    Fulmer picked up the save Friday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning during a 2-1 win in Kansas City.

    After Gregory Soto received both of Detroit's save opportunities to start the season and pitched in three of the prior four games, manager A.J. Hinch called upon Fulmer to get the final three outs Friday. The righty needed just 11 pitches to retire the side in order and finished the night by striking out Hunter Dozier on three pitches. Fulmer, the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year as a starter, was second on the Tigers last season with 14 saves and is next in line should Soto falter.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Picks up first win

    Fulmer (1-0) worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win Monday against the Red Sox. He struck out one.

    Fulmer was second on the Tigers with 14 saves last season, but he also scooped up five wins out of the bullpen. Gregory Soto earned the save Monday and should see the bulk of the chances this year, so Fulmer will have to typically settle for holds and the occasional win while working in the eighth inning. That limits the righty's fantasy appeal a bit, though things could change if he overtook Soto for the closer role.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Sharp in season debut

    Fulmer pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

    Fulmer got the ninth inning but the Tigers were down 5-2 at the time -- closer Gregory Soto wasn't needed. Soto led the club with 18 saves last season, though Fulmer wasn't that far behind with 14 of his own. The former should see the bulk of the chances in 2022 with Fulmer typically getting high-leverage work in the eighth inning. His fantasy value would increase, of course, if he supplanted Soto as the closer.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Sluggish this spring

    Fulmer has an 11.57 ERA and has allowed two home runs across three Grapefruit League games.

    It's a small sample size of just 2.1 innings, but Fulmer hasn't been sharp yet, which is further evidenced by his lack of strikeouts. He's also reportedly a few ticks off from his typical velocity, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The righty was solid for the Tigers last season with a 2.97 ERA and 14 saves, so he should get rolling at some point. However, with Gregory Soto and offseason addition Andrew Chafin around, Fulmer might not see as many save opportunities in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Making nearly $5 million

    Fulmer and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.95 million contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.

    Fulmer will get a raise of nearly $2 million in his final year of team control. That comes after a season in which he saved 14 games while posting career bests in ERA (2.97) and strikeout rate (24.6 percent).

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Gets bullpen competition

    Fulmer got added competition for the Tigers' primary setup role with the addition of Andrew Chafin on Wednesday, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

    Gregory Soto is expected to be the team's closer heading into the season, which would leave Fulmer and Chafin in setup roles. Fulmer did have 14 saves and nine holds in 2021 to go with a 2.97 ERA, so he should definitely see high-leverage work moving forward. With Chafin a lefty and Fulmer a righty, manager A.J. Hinch could just play the matchups with his top bullpen options. Either would see a boost in value if they replaced Soto as the closer at any point.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Earns 14th save

    Fulmer worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and record the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    The save was the 14th of the season for Fulmer, which was four behind Gregory Soto (finger) for the team lead. Fulmer had a nice rebound campaign in his second year back after Tommy John surgery, finishing the season with a 2.97 ERA and 73 strikeouts across 69.2 innings after recording an 8.78 ERA in 2020. The former starter looked comfortable in a relief role, and he should be a key member of Detroit's bullpen in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Picks up save

    Fulmer nailed down the save Thursday against Minnesota after tossing a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one.

    Fulmer has been on fire recently and has tossed 10 straight scoreless outings; in fact, he has given up just two runs over his last 18 innings dating back to Aug. 22. The right-hander has gone 13-for-17 in save chances this season and owns a 3.01 ERA on the year, a figure that would rank as a career-best mark for him.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Nails down another save

    Fulmer earned his 12th save of the season Saturday against the Royals, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.

    Fulmer came on with two outs in the eighth inning and immediately put out a fire, striking out Andrew Benintendi to strand a pair of inherited runners. The Tigers added two runs to their 3-1 lead in the bottom of the frame, and Fulmer finished things off in the ninth. Fulmer has adjusted well to his new relief role in 2021, logging a 3.06 ERA and 72:18 K:BB over 67.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Secures 11th save

    Fulmer earned the save against the White Sox on Tuesday after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one.

    After allowing an inherited runner to score on an RBI single by Tim Anderson in the eighth, Fulmer returned in the ninth frame to finish things off. With two outs and a two-run lead, trouble loomed when Fulmer gave up a single to Eloy Jimenez and a walk to Yoan Moncada. The right-hander rebounded quickly by sending Leury Garcia down on strikes to finish off the victory. Fulmer now has 11 saves this season to go with a 3.12 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. With Gregory Soto out for the season, Fulmer looks to be the favorite for ninth-inning duties in Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Charged with blown save

    Fulmer allowed a hit and struck out one batter in Friday's loss to the Rays. He was not charged with a run but was tagged with a blown save.

    Fulmer took over in the ninth inning after Gregory Soto loaded the bases with no outs. All three runs would come in to score and Fulmer was charged with the blown save as the Rays forced extra innings. In 11 appearances since his last blown save Aug. 19, the 28-year-old righty registered a 1.46 ERA with an 11:3 K:BB. Fulmer is sporting a 3.23 ERA with nine saves this season.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Logs two-inning save

    Fulmer allowed a hit and struck out four to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Milwaukee.

    The right-hander protected a three-run lead over the last two innings of the contest to earn his ninth save of the year. He's posted 6.1 consecutive scoreless innings while adding three holds in his last five appearances. Fulmer has a 3.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67:17 K:BB across 63 innings this year while earning a place in Detroit's closer committee, although he's often played second fiddle to Gregory Soto.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Takes loss in extras

    Fulmer (5-6) allowed one unearned run on a hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss in Wednesday's 3-2, extra-inning loss to the Cardinals.

    The pair of free passes loaded the bases followed by Lars Nootbar's soft, game-winning single to right field. It was Fulmer's second loss in his last four appearances, though he's allowed only four earned runs in 13.2 innings since returning from the injured list in late July and has been a mostly reliable, high-leverage reliever.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R