The Reds will include Fulmer in their Opening Day bullpen, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Since last summer, Fulmer has bounced around between five organizations, but the Reds seem committed to hanging on to him, at least to begin the season. After coming over in a waiver claim from Pittsburgh earlier this month, Fulmer made three relief appearances for the Reds in the Cactus League, giving up a run on one hit and two walks over three innings. The 27-year-old will likely work in low-leverage situations out of Cincinnati's bullpen.
Fulmer has been generating a lot of swings and misses in simulated games over the last week, including eight during a 24-pitch stretch last Thursday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Fulmer is out of options and thus only has a small window to impress the Reds enough to win a roster spot, but he might claim the team's final bullpen opening if his success in simulated games carries over to spring training outings.
Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Sunday.
The 27-year-old spent time with the Tigers, Orioles and Pirates last season, and he'll now receive a chance with the Reds after being waived by the Pirates. Fulmer appeared in 10 games during 2020 and gave up five runs with an 11:5 K:BB over 10.1 innings.
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday.
The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Pirates back in September, but he apparently didn't show enough early in camp to maintain his spot on the 40-man roster. Fulmer could remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
The Pirates claimed Fulmer off waivers from the Orioles on Monday.
It's been quite a busy year for Fulmer, who failed to make the White Sox's Opening Day roster and has since passed through the Tigers', Pirates' and Orioles' organizations before winding up back in Pittsburgh. The fact that he's been let go by those three teams is a pretty good indicator of where his value stands at the moment. His 6.34 ERA in 105.0 career big-league innings explains why he's a fringe option at best, though he does have a respectable 4.35 ERA and an 11:5 K:BB in 10.1 frames this year.
Fulmer was activated by the Orioles on Tuesday.
Fulmer was claimed by the team on Sept. 5 and is now officially active on the roster. The Orioles are his fourth team this season, as he's also appeared on the roster of the Tigers, White Sox and Pirates. He's likely to serve as bullpen depth in Baltimore.
Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Saturday.
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday after he failed to make an appearance with the team. He's out of major-league options, so he'll join the 28-man roster upon his addition and should play a lower-leverage role in the bullpen.
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday.
Fulmer finds himself designated for the third time this season, as he was waived by the White Sox after failing to make their Opening Day roster and subsequently claimed and cut by the Tigers less than a month later. The Pirates claimed him in late August, but he didn't wind up making a single appearance for the team. The move creates a spot on the active roster for Joe Musgrove (triceps) to return from the injured list.
Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Monday.
He had a 6.75 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB in 6.2 innings over seven appearances before getting designated for assignment by the Tigers last week. The No. 8 overall pick by the White Sox in 2015, Fulmer has a career 6.57 ERA in 101.1 MLB innings. Fulmer is out of minor-league options, so he'll presumably join the Pirates' 28-man active roster within the next few days and work in low-leverage spots out of the bullpen.
The Tigers designated Fulmer for assignment Thursday.
Fulmer was booted from the 40-man roster and 28-man active roster to clear room for reliever Buck Farmer (groin), who was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Through seven appearances out of the Detroit bullpen this season, Fulmer gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks over 6.2 innings.
Fulmer was claimed by the Tigers Saturday.
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the White Sox Thursday and will now move to another AL Central club. It's unclear what his role will be for the Tigers, but with a career 6.56 ERA, he's unlikely to make a huge fantasy impact. A corresponding roster move will be announced by Detroit once Fulmer reports to the team.
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Fulmer will take a spin through waivers after failing to secure a spot for himself in Chicago's Opening Day bullpen. The righty has struggled across parts of four big-league seasons, posting a combined 6.56 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 94.2 innings.
Fulmer has made a strong case to become the White Sox's final reliever, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Fulmer, the team's top pick in the 2015 MLB draft, has allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 11 over 9.2 innings. He's also hit three batters, which hints at the issue that's dogged him throughout his career -- an inability to locate and command consistently. The right-hander was drafted as a starter, but Fulmer has failed to live up to the billing of a first-round pick in that role. He's out of options, which gives him an advantage, and appears to be the most logical choice as the team's eighth reliever.
Fulmer enters 2020 out of minor-league options, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Fulmer, a 2015 first-round pick, has failed to live up to expectations. As such, the 26-year-old right-hander's career is at crossroads, and the White Sox can't stash him at Triple-A Charlotte without exposing him to waivers. And it's not entirely clear if the White Sox are worried that he'll be snapped up by another team. Fulmer came up through the organization as a starter, but, barring injury, the White Sox's rotation is set. He'll need to win a job in what is a crowded bullpen. His work as a reliever is slightly better than as a starter, but that is faint praise. Fulmer has a career 6.00 ERA out of the 'pen and 7.01 as a starter.
Fulmer opened Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers and pitched 2.2 innings, but the game was postponed due to weather.
The White Sox were expected to play two games Friday, but both games were called due to weather. Chicago will play a doubleheader Saturday and one game Sunday.
Fulmer will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against Detroit if rain allows the game to go forward.
Ivan Nova had been scheduled to pitch, but the White Sox didn't want to waste him in what may wind up as a rain-shortened appearance. Fulmer hasn't recorded more than seven outs in an appearance since April, so his outing is likely to be fairly brief even if the weather improves.
Fulmer (1-2) was tagged with the loss as the opener Tuesday, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning against the Indians.
Fulmer served up a first-inning grand slam to Jose Ramirez, who was logging his first at-bat since Aug. 24, and was pulled after 36 pitches. The White Sox were hoping to get another inning out of Fulmer. The right-hander hasn't pitched much since returning from the injured list, having made just six appearances in 24 days. He's in line to start or open this weekend against the Tigers.
Fulmer will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Indians, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Fulmer will likely pitch one or two innings before giving way to left-hander Hector Santiago, who is expected to cover the bulk of the innings. In five appearances since the start of September, Fulmer owns a 4.70 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 4:3 K:BB in 7.2 innings.
The White Sox reinstated Fulmer (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Sunday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Fulmer is expected to serve as a multi-inning relief option for Chicago in September after he was sidelined for nearly a month with a right hamstring strain. Before getting hurt, Fulmer posted a 5.30 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 18.2 innings with the big club.
Fulmer (hamstring) allowed two runs on one hit and two walks over a third of an inning for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
Fulmer threw just five strikes among his 16 pitches while making the first appearance on his rehab assignment. The right-hander stands a good chance to be called up in September.
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