BREAKING: Detroit Tigers P Michael Fulmer named American League All-Star

Last season, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer was named American League Rookie of the Year after an outstanding season. Now, in his sophomore campaign, he has been named an American League All-Star for the first time in his career.

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Fulmer is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Sunday, so whether or not he actually gets to make an appearance in the All-Star Game will be determined later.

From CBSDetroit:

“They were looking for me when Al (Avila) was down here. They finally found me and called up to Al and told him to get back down here (to the clubhouse),” Fulmer said.

The Tigers GM scurried back downstairs and walked into Brad Ausmus’ office, where he found Fulmer, Ausmus and pitching coach Rich Dubee.

“Al just reaches out to me and says, ‘Congrats.’ And Brad said, ‘Well, I haven’t told him anything yet.’ And Al said, ‘Well I guess you know now,’” said Fulmer, chuckling at the memory.

The secret that Avila spoiled was that Fulmer is going to the All-Star Game.

“It’s a blessing, it truly is,” said Fulmer. “I didn’t think much into it until Brad told me earlier today. Just to have the respect and votes from my peers and coaches, it’s just an honor to be able to represent the Tigers.”

Detroit Sports Nation would like to congratulate Michael Fulmer on his great honor! We hope to see him in the All-Star Game for many years to come!

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Written by Don Drysdale

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