Latest Michael Fulmer News

Detroit's Moore out for the season following surgery

Apr. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's Matt Moore is expected to miss the rest of the season after right knee surgery, the latest setback for the left-hander who was once one of the game's rising stars. The 29-year-old Moore signed with the Tigers in the offseason and did not allow a run in 10 innings this year, but he...

LEADING OFF: Harper, champ Red Sox open, all 30 teams play

Mar. 28, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: FOR OPENERS Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout and everyone else is set to play, at last. All 30 teams are in action, with opening day on deck at Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and ballparks in between. The forecast is pretty good in most places, with no...

Montoyo a big draw in 1st game as a major league manager

Mar. 27, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Charlie Montoyo is doing his part to make sure the Toronto Blue Jays play before a full house in his first game as a major league manager. Montoyo and the Blue Jays begin the 2019 season at home Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. It's a big moment for Montoyo, who spent 18 seasons as a...

Still rebuilding, Tigers hoping for growth in 2019

Mar. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Al Avila is known for his candor, and the Detroit general manager has remained pretty straightforward about what the future holds for the Tigers. Yes, they're still rebuilding. "The only reason I'm being honest is because: How do you hide this?" Avila joked earlier this offseason. "I'm...

Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery

Mar. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery. The Tigers said Tuesday that surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow has been recommended following an MRI exam and a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Fulmer, who experienced elbow...

Fulmer won't pitch in near future, to work on mechanics

Mar. 14, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer will not pitch in games in the near future, focusing on lower-body mechanics. "He took a step back to refine his lower-body mechanics," Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said after Thursday's 4-4 tie with Boston. "We have no timetable when he's...

Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws 4-man outfield

Mar. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and a most unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies. Both times the slugger with the biggest contract in baseball came to the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield, moved the...

Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

Mar. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season. The lefty ace is working his way back from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said "that's fair" when asked Monday whether Kershaw might miss...

Fulmer feeling healthy, hopes to rebound from tough 2018

Mar. 4, 2019 6:36 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — When Michael Fulmer arrived in the major leagues in 2016, his impact was impressive and immediate. Now, the Detroit right-hander will settle for steady progress. Three years after that sparkling debut season, Fulmer is at a bit of a crossroads. He won AL Rookie of the Year honors in...