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INJURY UPDATE: Michael Fulmer shut down indefinitely by Tigers

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The Detroit Tigers pitching rotation has suffered a major setback, and there’s no telling when things will get back to normal. Right-hander Michael Fulmer has been shut indefinitely by the Tigers, and as of now, there’s no timetable for his return.

Fulmer “took a step back to refine his lower body mechanics,” manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday.

“We have no timetable when he’s going to get back on the mound,” Gardenhire continued.

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Fulmer underwent a surgical procedure last fall repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, and has been pitching this spring while wearing a knee brace.

“The strength’s there. The pain’s gone. All we need to work on in is explosiveness,” Fulmer said last Saturday. “That’s something we haven’t really been focused on, because when you come back from surgery, you’re working on strengthening all those muscles. You’re not really working on those fast-twitch fibers quite yet, the explosiveness, because you don’t want to be cutting back and forth with a knee injury. That’s kind of our next phase.”

Fulmer was the 2016 AL Rookie of the year, but has not been able to return to that form. Last season, he put up a 3-12 record with a 4.69 ERA before his season ended in September due to knee issues.

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Daylight Savings is this Sunday. That means longer days, warming weather, and eventually—baseball. Opening Day is 20 days away and the Detroit Tigers are continuing to trim their roster before heading north. One of the players hoping to make a splash in Motown this year, in an act of redemption, is pitcher Drew VerHagen. The once promising prospect has dealt with his fair share of ups and downs during his back and forth career.

Last year VerHagen posted the second-lowest ERA (4.50) of his career. But it was his second half of 2018 that made VerHagen someone to keep your eye on this spring.

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers announce SP for Easter Sunday

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According to the Detroit Tigers, lefty Daniel Norris will get the start on Easter Sunday. It will be his first start of the 2019 campaign.

In three appearances this season, Norris has posted a 4.32 ERA with four strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work.

NOTE: Saturday’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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REPORT: Detroit Tigers seem to have something special planned for Steve Yzerman

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Steve Yzerman has officially been announced as the next Executive VP and General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings.

That took place earlier at Little Caesars Arena which means Yzerman probably is looking for something to do for the remainder of the evening, right?

Well, it sounds like the Detroit Tigers have him covered.

According to Tony Paul of the Detroit News, it “looks like” Yzerman will be throwing out the first pitch before tonight’s game between the Tigers and the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park.

The Tigers even have a uniform ready for The Captain.

Nothing has been officially announced but it looks like Yzerman will indeed be throwing out the first pitch before tonight’s game.

LOOK: Detroit Tigers honor Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman on scoreboard

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LOOK: Detroit Tigers honor Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman on scoreboard

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On Friday, the Detroit Red Wings held a 3 p.m. press conference, officially announcing Steve Yzerman as their next Executive VP and General Manager.

Earlier this morning, news broke that Yzerman was coming home and that has certainly been the talk of the town.

As you can see in the photo below, the Detroit Tigers are welcoming Yzerman back to the Motor City via a picture on their scoreboard.

This is real, folks! Our Captain has returned home!

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