Tigers place Michael Fulmer on the disabled list with an elbow injury

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The Tigers announced on Thursday that pitcher Michael Fulmer has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with right elbow ulnar neuritis. The club selected the contract of reliever Edward Mujica from Triple-A Toledo.

Fulmer, 24, has had another good season, but struggled in his most recent start, giving up seven runs in six innings to the Yankees on Monday. Overall, he’s carrying a 3.59 ERA with a 100/31 K/BB ratio in 140 1/3 innings. Fulmer won the American League Rookie of the Year Award last year.

Mujica, 33, hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2015. With Toledo, he posted a 2.35 ERA with a 38/5 K/BB ratio in 46 innings out of the bullpen.

Fried, Braves go to salary arbitration for 2nd straight year

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team’s $13.5 million offer.

The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal in arbitration. That was after he pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.

Fried, who is eligible for free agency after the 2024 World Series, had his case heard Friday by a panel that’s expected to issue a decision Saturday.

Players have won two of three decisions so far: Pitcher Jesus Luzardo ($2.45 million) and AL batting champion Luis Arraez ($6.1 million) both beat the Miami Marlins. But Seattle defeated Diego Castillo ($2.95 million).

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday. About 20 more cases are scheduled through Feb. 17.