Detroit Tigers: 4 players to target in free agency

Tyler Kotila
Aug 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Andrew Benintendi (18) hits one back up the middle
Aug 23, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Andrew Benintendi (18) hits one back up the middle / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Detroit Tigers need to consider calling back Michael Fulmer.

This summer, the Detroit Tigers opted to move Michael Fulmer to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Sawyer Gipson-Long. It may have been considered to be a minute move, but Fulmer was headed to free agency this offseason, so the bargaining power may not have been as good as it was in past years. That said, the Tigers opted to move him at the trade deadline.

However, Fulmer was one of the better options in the team's bullpen and has really started to emerge as a relief option who can get the job done as needed. There has to be some intrigue to bring him back to Detroit.

After all, Fulmer spent the last seven years with the Tigers organization. He was a starting pitcher when he broke into the league and even won the Rookie of the Year award in 2017. Fulmer would easily bring a benefit to the Tigers' pitching staff once again.

The 29-year-old right-handed pitcher finished the 2022 season with 67 appearances in total between his time in Detroit and Minnesota. Fulmer pitched to a 3.39 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He accumulated 63.2 innings pitched, where he punched out 61 opposing hitters.

He has been a staple of the Tigers' pitching staff as a starter and then a reliever once he established himself. For the Tigers, bringing back Fulmer is something that has to be discussed.

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