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Baseball notes: Tigers place Michael Fulmer on DL with elbow injury

Baseball notes: Tigers place Michael Fulmer on DL with elbow injury

Michael Fulmer hopes a stint on the 10-day disabled list will provide him with the rest he needs to recover from a quirky, persistent elbow injury.

Fulmer, the 2016 AL rookie of the year, was placed on the DL by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday — mostly as a precaution.

An MRI revealed fluid around the elbow, but manager Brad Ausmus says there's no ligament damage.

The Tigers are describing the injury as right elbow ulnar neuritis.

“It's been for a few years that he's had it,” Ausmus said. “It never affects his pitching whatsoever because it's been the ring finger and the pinkie.”

Fulmer said he usually feels numbness...

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