We’ve followed Russ Canzler’s multiple DFAs and multiple failures to clear waivers. Seems he’s got a pretty good attitude about it:
“It’s been fun,” Canzler said. “I was thinking about buying all the hats of the teams I’ve been on this winter.”
That’s from Jordan Bastian’s feature on Canzler, the man of many teams, over at MLB.com.
And really, he does appear to have a great attitude about it, even beyond that thing about the caps. He talks about how, hey, if he keeps getting claimed, people realize he’s valuable.
Always look on the bright side of life. [whistle, whistle whistle whistle]
Right-hander Michael Fulmer is going on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the Tigers announced Friday. In a corresponding move, right-hander Victor Alcantara was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
Fulmer, 25, apparently suffered the injury during a routine bullpen session on Friday. A formal timeline for his recovery has not been announced yet. The righty is 3-9 in 19 starts this year with a 4.50 ERA, 3.1 BB/9 and 7.5 SO/9 through 112 innings pitched. This is his first real setback of 2018 and figures to delay any potential trade discussions the Tigers might have been entertaining for Fulmer’s services.
Alcantara, meanwhile, will fill the open roster spot while Fulmer works his way back to the rotation. The 25-year-old righty is expected to help boost a bullpen that currently ranks fourth-worst in the American League with a collective 4.45 ERA and 1.0 fWAR. While Alcantara hasn’t done much at the major-league level so far — he tossed a scoreless three innings in relief during his last call-up — he maintained an impressive 2.81 ERA, 1.2 BB/9 and 8.2 SO/9 through 51 1/3 innings in Triple-A this year.