Player News - Tigers

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Michael Fulmer has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Fulmer will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, but it sounds like surgery might already be scheduled for Thursday. This will obviously cut into the 25-year-old right-hander's offseason program, but he could potentially be ready for the start of the 2019 campaign if he's able to avoid setbacks with his rehab. Fulmer posted a disappointing 4.69 ERA and 110/46 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings with the Tigers in 2018.
Sep 18 - 4:33 PM

Jordan Zimmerman was tagged for five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Twins.

Zimmerman served up a solo homer to Eddie Rosario in the first inning and a trio of run-scoring singles in a disastrous four-run fourth inning. The 32-year-old right-hander has given up an astonishing 17 homers across 11 starts since the All-Star break. He’s 7-8 with a 4.41 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 102/22 K/BB ratio in 23 starts this year. He’s in line to face the Royals in his next start on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 10:17 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-3 with a walks and a run scored in the Tigers’ loss to the Twins on Monday.

Castellanos has been on of the lone bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for Detroit, accounting for three of their five hits in a lopsided loss. He notched his 18th three-hit performance and 51st multi-hit effort of the year in this one. He singled in the first inning, walked and came around to score the lone Tigers run of the contest in the fourth, singled in the sixth and drilled a ground-rule double in eighth inning. The 26-year-old outfielder is hitting .296/.354/.491 with 79 runs scored, 21 homers, 81 RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 627 plate appearances.
Sep 17 - 10:07 PM

An MRI showed meniscus damage in Michael Fulmer's right knee.

Fulmer will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews before determining the next move. Even if he doesn't wind up having surgery, his season is surely over. The right-hander posted a 4.69 ERA and 110/46 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings across 24 starts.
Sep 17 - 4:17 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings Sunday to pick up a win against the Indians.

Liriano flummoxed the Indians skeleton lineup -- comprised mainly of backups -- striking out seven batters over seven frames. He threw 54 of 94 pitches for strikes, issued a pair of walks and hit one batter. The 34-year-old southpaw has dropped nine of his last 11 decision dating back to May 26, but given up only four earned runs over 18 innings of work in three starts this month. He’s 5-10 with a pedestrian 4.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 101/69 K/BB ratio in 25 appearances (24 starts). There's some legitimate streaming appeal for fantasy owners in deeper mixed leagues in his next start against the Royals at home on Friday.
Sep 16 - 4:12 PM

Shane Greene allowed a run on three hits in the ninth inning on Sunday, but still managed to record his 30th save of the year in the Tigers' win over the Indians.

Greene was summoned to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning and immediately ran into trouble. He served up back-to-back-hits to Brandon Guyer and Brandon Barnes to open the frame before getting Eric Haase to ground out and striking out Erik Gonzalez. A two-out RBI single by Adam Rosales cut the lead down to two runs and put the tying run on base. He managed to induced a game-ending popup off the bat of Rajai Davis to escape the jam. The 29-year-old right-hander is 4-6 with a bloated 5.07 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 62/18 K/BB ratio in 63 appearances.
Sep 16 - 4:09 PM

Jim Adduci went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead three-run homer to lift the Tigers to a win over the Indians on Sunday.

Adduci hammered an opposite-field three-run blast, his third of the year, off Indians starter Shane Bieber to put the Tigers ahead in the fifth inning. It was his first long ball since August 1. The 33-year-old veteran first baseman has recorded a .280/.301/.420 triple-slash line with 17 runs scored, three homers, 20 RBI and one steal in 158 major-league plate appearances this year. He can be safely ignored in all fantasy formats.
Sep 16 - 3:57 PM

Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a stolen base in the Tigers’ 6-4 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Mahtook drilled a solo homer off Indians reliever Andrew Miller in the eighth inning. He also swiped his fourth base of the year earlier in the contest. The 28-year-old outfielder is hitting a meager .230 (20-for-87) since being recalled from Triple-A Toledo on August 13, but has recorded all eight of his round-trippers this season during that span.
Sep 16 - 3:55 PM

Michael Fulmer (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday and is unlikely to pitch again this season.

Fulmer had to depart Saturday's start against the Indians after just five pitches with a right knee injury. Even if the MRI reveals relatively good news, the Tigers could go ahead and play it safe and shut the right-hander down. Fulmer also missed over a month of action this season because of a strained oblique.
Sep 16 - 11:04 AM

Michael Fulmer was removed from Saturday's start against the Indians on Saturday due to right knee inflammation.

Fulmer threw just five pitches on Saturday, serving up back-to-back homers to Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley, before departing with the team's head athletic trainer. The good news, is that the injury isn't to his pitching arm. The bad news, for fantasy owners, is that this will probably end his tumultuous 2018 season.
Sep 15 - 3:44 PM

Michael Fulmer was forced to exit Saturday's start against the Indians after throwing just five pitches due to an apparent injury.

Fulmer threw just five pitches, surrendering back-to-back home runs to begin the game, before departing after a visit from the head athletic trainer. It's unclear exactly what the issue is, but Fulmer has dealt with elbow, oblique and leg issues this season. Look for the Tigers to provide an update on his status shortly.
Sep 15 - 3:37 PM

Spencer Turnbull will make his first career big league start on Wednesday against the Twins.

The 25-year-old right-hander registered a 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 133/46 K/BB ratio across 119 1/3 innings at four different minor league stops this season. He could be worth a look as a streaming option in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Sep 15 - 1:12 PM

Jeimer Canderlario smacked his fourth leadoff home run of the season on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Indians in Cleveland.

It only took three pitches for Josh Tomlin to find himself behind in this one, as Candelario blasted a ball over the wall in right-center. The rookie third baseman also doubled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5. While the batting average isn't much to look at, he's now slashing .228/.315/.412 with 19 homers and 53 RBI on the season.
Sep 14 - 10:22 PM

JaCoby Jones went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Tigers defeated the Indians on Friday night in Cleveland.

He also swiped his 11th base of the season in the game. Jones plated Jim Adduci with a double in the fourth inning that increased the Tigers' early lead to 2-0. He then dashed home -- from second base -- on wild pitch in the eighth inning that proved to be the difference in the game. He never broke stride the entire way, as Yan Gomes fired to first to retire Dawel Lugo on a strikeout, Jones expertly slid in under the tag on the throw back from first base. As exciting of a player as he can be, Jones is still hitting just .209/.262/.380 on the season.
Sep 14 - 10:22 PM

Shane Greene struggled again in the ninth inning on on Friday, but escaped with his 29th save of the season despite allowing two runs on three hits in his lone inning of work.

Greene hasn't pitched well for the majority of the season, blowing six of his 35 save chances, and Friday wasn't any different. He was able to bear down though and get Francisco Lindor to fly out to right field with the tying run in scoring position. Greene now owns a cringe-inducing 5.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Sep 14 - 10:22 PM


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