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Michael Fulmer close to returning to Tigers

Posted: 9:21 PM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 01:21:09Z

Michael Fulmer will throw 70 pitches on Friday.

Ron Gardenhire would not tell reporters where he’d be pitching.

“We’re not going to announce anything right now,” Gardenhire said.

Fulmer hasn't pitched for the Tigers since the All-Star break, when he went on the 10-day disabled list. His next outing could take place for Toledo or with the Tigers.

“We’re happy to see him. Everything’s gone really good, and we got one more hurdle to get over then we’ll go from there," Gardenhire added.

Fulmer told reporters he knows where he's pitching on Friday, but wouldn't tell.

His return would be a big boost to the Tigers staff, and as Gardenhire added, to the team's clubhouse.

"We need him around. He's one of the leaders here."