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Tigers Michael Fulmer To Make MLB Debut Against Twins

Michael Fulmer making a start for the Double-A Binghamton Mets on July 22, 2015. (Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/LOD)

Michael Fulmer making a start for AA Binghamton Mets on July 22, 2015. (Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/LOD)

On Friday, the Detroit Tigers Top Pitching Prospect Michael Fulmer will make his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

Fulmer made his way to the Tigers via a trade last July that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets and landed Fulmer and Luis Cessa in Detroit.

During his minor league career that dates back to 2011, the former 1st round pick, has compiled a 27-25 record, a 3.21 ERA, with 385 strikeouts in 398 innings.

Prior to Fulmer’s trade to the Tigers last season, he was 6-2, with a 1.88 ERA for Double-A Binghamton. After the trade, the Oklahoma native was sent to the Tigers Double-A Erie SeaWolves and finished the season, 4-1, with a 2.84 ERA.

This year the Tigers placed Fulmer on their Triple A team, the Toledo Mud Hens and in three starts, he is 1-1, a 4.11 ERA, with 20 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.

Fulmer shared his excitement with the media,

“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was 4 years old playing T-ball. Second best day of my life besides my wedding. My wife will enjoy that. No, it’s a blessing. I’m so happy to finally achieve my goal and hopefully I can compete well enough to stay up here.”

The Tigers and Twins open up a three game series on Friday, with Detroit looking to build on their two game winning streak, and Minnesota hoping to add to their winning ways at home.


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