Tigers’ Ful­mer goes on the DL

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

Detroit’s Michael Ful­mer hopes a stint on the 10-day dis­abled list will pro­vide him with the rest he needs to re­cover from a quirky, per­sis­tent el­bow in­jury.

Ful­mer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, was placed on the DL by the Tigers on Thurs­day — mostly as a pre­cau­tion. An MRI exam re­vealed fluid around the el­bow, but man­ager Brad Aus­mus said there was no lig­a­ment dam­age.

The Tigers are de­scrib­ing the in­jury as right el­bow ul­nar neu­ri­tis.

Ful­mer is 10-9 with a 3.58 ERA in 21 starts. He goes on the dis­abled list hav­ing ac­counted for more than one-fifth of Detroit’s wins this year. Etc.

With All-Star re­liever An­drew Miller side­lined for at least a week, man­ager Terry Fran­cona is re­mod­el­ing Cleve­land’s bullpen. Miller was placed on the 10-day dis­abled list Wed­nes­day with right knee ten­dini­tis. Typ­i­cally, Miller en­ters to face dan­ger­ous hit­ters in the sev­enth and eighth in­nings be­fore Fran­cona turns to closer Cody Allen. For the time be­ing, starter Mike Clevinger will pitch out of the bullpen, giv­ing Fran­cona an ex­tra arm un­til Miller’s ready.

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