Michael Fulmer is ready. This time. Almost for sure, he’s ready. The Tigers’ ace right-hander will make his second spring start Friday in Lakeland against his former team, the Mets. It will be 12 days since he made his first spring start. “I am excited to get back out there,” he said. “The way the last one felt, I shouldn’t have any problems. We’ve put in the time in the training room and the weight room, just making sure I am ready. I think I will be. “There’s no doubt about it, actually.” Well, there’s a little bit of doubt. Fulmer felt fine after his 23-pitch outing back on Feb. 26. But after he threw a bullpen two days later, his right elbow swelled, his throwing program was stopped for a couple of days and his next start was pushed back. “I felt some tightness in my triceps and they wanted to get everything done and work on it a little bit,” Fulmer said. “The next morning it was swollen and I lost some range of motion. So they gave me a couple of days off from throwing to see how that went.” It went well. The swelling went down and he resumed his throwing program. The Tigers ordered up an MRI just as a precaution and that came back clean — just a fluid buildup in the elbow.
Tigers ace Michael Fulmer back on the mound after 12-day break
Detroit News | Mar 8