As if the Tigers' season couldn't get any worse.
Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has torn his meniscus in his right knee, and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
MLB: Fulmer diagnosed with a torn right meniscus https://t.co/xOcdPZqmxu— Rotoworld (@rotoworld) September 18, 2018
You may remember Fulmer from his most recent start, in which he gave up back-to-back homers to open the game in Cleveland before leaving the mound and never coming back.
Fulmer, who was acquired by the Tigers in the trade that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets, went on to win the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2016. However it has been all downhill from there, as his ERA went from 3.08 in 2016, to 3.83 in 2017, to a just plain bad 4.69 mark this season.
"Our goal is to have him pitching in Spring Training," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "If we have to adjust, we have to adjust."
Fulmer now has a full winter of rehab ahead of him, and may not be ready for game action next spring, if the worst-case scenario plays out.