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MLB: Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery

MLB: Tigers ace Michael Fulmer to have elbow surgery

The Detroit Tigers lost another ace.

All-Star Michael Fulmer will undergo elbow surgery on Tuesday and miss the remainder of the season, manager Brad Ausmus said Monday. Fulmer will have ulnar nerve transposition surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. The procedure should alleviate the numbness he had been experiencing in fingers on his right hand.

“Considering it kept rearing its head, the doctor recommended that he have this done to alleviate the issue, hopefully on a permanent basis,” Ausmus said before the Tigers opened a three-game series with the red-hot Indians.

The timetable for recovery is three...

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