It turns out Michael Fulmer's ugly outing against the Yankees Monday was more than just a bad night.
The Tigers put their All-Star starter on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow.
Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Fulmer wasn't feeling any pain and does not have ligament damage, but an MRI showed fluid around his elbow.
Fulmer said he felt numbness and tingling in last two fingers. Has battled this for 2 years, this was first time in flared in a game.
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) August 3, 2017
The 24-year-old has been roughed up in two of his last three starts, allowing 15 total runs (11 earned) in 8 2/3 innings against the Royals and Yankees. Sandwiched between those outings, though, was a solid eight-inning showing in a home loss to Kansas City.
The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year is 10-9 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts this season, walking 31 and striking out 100 in 140 1/3 innings.
The Tigers selected the contract of veteran reliever Edward Mujica from Triple-A Toledo to fill Fulmer's roster spot. The team has not determined who will make his next start.