Detroit Tigers: Michael Fulmer to the disabled list and other news
Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.
The Detroit Tigers have expressed that they’re willing to deal Michael Fulmer in a trade. They’ve also iterated that he has a high price tag. However, the Tigers just placed Fulmer on the ten-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Fulmer’s trip to the disabled list means he’s likely out July 30. As Anthony Fenech notes, the injury has big implications for Fulmer’s trade future. The placing of Fulmer on the disabled list has likely nixed any trade offers that the Tigers could have gotten for Fulmer.
Chris McCoskey, of the Detroit News, writes that things are just going from bad to worse for the Olde English D. The Tigers faced off against former Tiger David Price and the Boston Red Sox last night. Among several takeaways, Matt Boyd was good writes Fenech. The Tigers might have lost 1-0 but that didn’t stop ten pitchers being used in the game last night.
The Tigers are rebuilding while the Red Sox are headed to another postseason writes Dana Gauruder. Part of rebuilding means pursuing players that teams might want to get rid of. One of those players that the Tigers should pursue is Johnny Field writes Andy Patton.
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Another part of rebuilding is trading away players which the Tigers might place value on. With Fulmer on the DL and likely out of trade value, the Tigers might look to another pitcher to trade. One of those is Matt Boyd. Jordan Horrobin, of the Athletic, writes that Boyd’s trade value presents the Tigers with an interesting and unique situation.
Over at the Detroit News, Rob Beard has a look at Jacob Turner‘s trip through the Tigers Farm system.