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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:00 am


Surgery for Tigers' Fulmer

Associated Press

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers say ace Michael Fulmer will undergo elbow surgery today and miss the rest of the season.

The 2016 AL Rookie of the Year is having a damaged nerve fixed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that the All-Star will not throw for “three or four months,” but that the 24-year-old is expected to make a full recovery and should be ready for spring training.

Fulmer made his last start Aug. 29. He went 10-12 with a 3.83 ERA in 25 starts. The right-hander, who had been experiencing numbness in his fingers, lost his last six decisions and didn't win after July 15.

Rays anticipate returning home Friday

Tampa Bay hopes to return home to Tropicana Field for a three-game series against Boston that starts Friday. Hurricane Irma caused a three-game series been the Rays and the Yankees starting Monday to be moved from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.