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Tigers Get Bad News on Michael Fulmer Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Detroit Tigers got bad news regarding pitcher Michael Fulmer's latest injury update.
The Detroit Tigers got bad news regarding pitcher Michael Fulmer's latest injury update. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

There have been a few bright spots for the struggling Detroit Tigers (33-44) this season and one of them is young pitcher Michael Fulmer. The former starting pitcher has performed well taking on a long relief role this season, but is set to be placed on the 10-day injured list yet again.

Michael Fulmer Injury Update

Fulmer reportedly exited his last pitching appearance on Saturday complaining of neck pain and has since been diagnosed with a right cervical spine strain. While that sounds bad, it is possible Fulmer only misses the minimum 10 days assuming the extent of the injury is determined to be minor.

The 28-year-old right-hander has posted a 4-4 record to go along with a 4.05 ERA and 1.30 WHIP so far this season. Overall, he has racked up 6 saves and 42 strikeouts in 40.0 innings pitched. Fulmer has been one of Tigers' manager A.J. Hinch's top options coming out of the bullpen.

This isn't Fulmer's first injury this season as he only rejoined the team two weeks ago after serving a sting on the IL because of arm fatigue. Left-handed reliever Miguel Del Pozo has been called up in a corresponding move after posting a 1.02 ERA in 17.2 innings pitched at the Triple-A level this season.

Hopefully Fulmer can get back to being 100% healthy and help this Detroit squad win some ball games. For now, the Tigers remain long shots to make the MLB playoffs and currently have odds set at +50000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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