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TIGERS Ful­mer on 10-day DL

BAL­TI­MORE — The Detroit Tigers have placed right-han­der Michael Ful­mer on the 10-day dis­abled list with an el­bow in­jury.

Ful­mer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, had been deal­ing with el­bow dis­com­fort for years be­fore it wors­ened dur­ing his last start.

An MRI re­vealed fluid around the el­bow, but Man­ager Brad Aus­mus said there’s 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. En­ter­ing play to­day, he had ac­counted for more than one-fifth of Detroit’s vic­to­ries this year.

To fill out the ros­ter, the Tigers se­lected the con­tract of righthander Ed­ward Mu­jica from Class AAA Toledo.

Ful­mer had been sched­uled to start Satur­day against the Ori­oles.

YAN­KEES Judge rides bench

CLEVE­LAND — Aaron Judge’s slump has car­ried him to the bench.

Judge was not in New York’s start­ing lineup for Thurs­day night’s game against the Cleve­land In­di­ans, a move Yan­kees Man­ager Joe Gi­rardi de­cided was nec­es­sary to give the slug­ger a chance to re­group.

“He’s strug­gling. We felt we’d give him a day off and maybe it helps him. You try to do it a lot of dif­fer­ent ways when guys are strug­gling. I just felt maybe a day off would do him some good.”

Judge is bat­ting just .164 (11 of 67) with four home runs, nine RBI and 29 strike­outs since the All-Star break. His bat­ting av­er­age has dropped from .329 to .299 and he struck out in 21 con­sec­u­tive games.

“Me­chan­i­cally he’s a lit­tle bit off,” Gi­rardi said. “I think he’s miss­ing some pitches he wasn’t miss­ing the first half of the sea­son and those are lead­ing to his prob­lems.”

With In­di­ans ace Corey Klu­ber on the mound in the se­ries opener, Gi­rardi felt it was the right time to rest the power hit­ter.

Judge leads the ma­jors with 34 home runs but he’s not been con­nect­ing as of late, and Gi­rardi wants to give the 25-year-old a men­tal break.

Gi­rardi also gave des­ig­nated hit­ter Matt Hol­l­i­day a night off. He’s bat­ting only .182 in his last nine games.

Judge and Hol­l­i­day are both ex­pected to be back in the lineup to­day.

DODGERS See­ing team on TV

LOS AN­GE­LES — Six Dodgers games will be broad­cast on lo­cal tele­vi­sion in Los An­ge­les over the next two months.

Spec­trum Net­works said Thurs­day it has reached an agree­ment to show the games on KTLA-TV start­ing Aug. 22 when the Dodgers visit Pitts­burgh.

The other games are on Aug. 29 at Ari­zona, Sept. 5 against Ari­zona, Sept. 12 at San Fran­cisco, Sept. 19 at Philadel­phia and Sept. 26 against San Diego.

Thou­sands of Dodgers fans in Los An­ge­les have been pre­vented from watch­ing the team on TV the last three sea­sons be­cause of an on­go­ing dis­pute be­tween Char­ter Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, which car­ries the chan­nel owned by the team, and other pay TV providers.

Char­ter’s Spec­trum cus­tomers al­ready re­ceive ac­cess to Sport­sNet LA, the team’s chan­nel.

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