Report: Blue Jays among teams interested in Tigers reliever Michael Fulmer

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Michael Fulmer against the San Diego Padres in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams interested in Detroit Tigers reliever Michael Fulmer, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Fulmer, 29, has played his entire career with the Tigers. He won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2016 and followed it up by earning an all-star nod in 2017.

The right-handed pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery in 2019, missing the entire campaign.

This season, Fulmer has a 2.77 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched for the 41-60 Tigers, who are expected to be sellers at the deadline. Fulmer threw a perfect eighth inning against the Blue Jays on Friday.

The Blue Jays are widely considered to need a bullpen boost heading into the last part of the season. Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith wrote Wednesday he’d “be surprised if their bullpen doesn’t look different in a week.”

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