- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/15/1993 (26)
It was reported Tuesday that Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer(elbow) would likely need Tommy John surgery, but Fulmer had intended to seek a third opinion prior to making a decision. Now, the team has confirmed that Fulmer will indeed undergo the procedure, ending any hope of the former Rookie of the Year pitching in the 2019 season. Fulmer was 3-12 in 2018 with a 4.69 ERA. His injury could potentially open a door for Daniel Norris or Spencer Turnbull, who will both be vying for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher and former Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer (elbow) has been recommended for Tommy John surgery by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced Tuesday via Twitter. Fulmer will seek a third opinion before making a decision. Fulmer was shut down from game action about a week ago in order to work on mechanical issues, but experienced elbow soreness in a recent bullpen session. It looks likely that he will miss the entire 2019 season.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer, who has taken a step back from throwing in games, is shedding his knee brace while he throws on the side because it has been too restrictive. Instead, he threw on Friday with only a compression sleeve on his knee. It felt great, Fulmer said. I felt a lot more range of motion, being able to kind of sink down with my legs and actually push off going toward home plate. The right-hander is focusing on getting the leg push back in his delivery before he worries about velocity again. Fulmer has no timetable for when he'll pitch in a game again, and he's willing to push his regular season debut back if need be. Fulmer had offseason knee surgery and doesn't seem to be quite right yet. There's no need to take a chance on him in mixed leagues until he proves he's back to full health.