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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer left Saturday’s contest early with an apparent knee injury. Chris McCoskey, of The Detroit News, is reporting that Fulmer is scheduled to have an MRI later today. The results of the MRI will determine if Fulmer is shut down for the rest of the reason or not.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has also seen his season come to an end. The Tigers placed Iglesias on the 60-day disabled list and Chris McCoskey writes his tenure with the Tigers could be over. GM Al Avila has openly expressed that there’s no long-term future for the shortstop with the team. However, bringing Iglesias back on a one-year deal could be beneficial to both sides.
Tigers veteran Victor Martinez is in the last few weeks of his MLB Career. His sixteen-year career has been decorated and leaves a mark on major league baseball according to the Detroit News. As he enters his final thirteen games the Detroit News also has a slideshow of some of his best moments in the Motor City.
There are some bright spots to look forward to as the Tigers continue to rebuild. Anthony Fenech, of the Detroit Free Press, has the top prospects of 2018 and looks at how they will fair in the future. Our own Andy Patton has a few articles out worth reading. First, he thinks that the Tigers should trade Mikie Mahtook and this trade for Mahtook makes sense.
With just thirteen games left in the season, Patton also looks at five offseason tasks for GM Al Avila. Avila will have a busy off-season as the Tigers look to build upon the start of their rebuild. 2018 wasn’t a great season for the Tigers and 2019 doesn’t look like it will be any better.