Doctor recommends Tommy John Surgery for Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer

Posted at 1:13 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 13:13:26-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has been advised have Tommy John Surgery and could miss the entire season, the team announced on Tuesday.

After a bullpen session during spring training, Fulmer began to have soreness in his right elbow. Based on the results o an MRI and after receiving a second opinion from renowned sports Dr. James Andrews, they recommended he have the surgery.

He is consulting a third opinion, the team said in a statement.

Fulmer pitched in 24 games last season but had a 3-12 record and a 4.69 ERA. His first year with the team in 2016 he was 11-7 in 26 games with a 3.06 ERA and 132 strikeouts.