Cubs P Michael Fulmer to miss '24 after elbow surgery

League: MLB

Posted on: 19 Oct, 2023 at 04:41 PM

Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs reliever Michael Fulmer is expected to miss the 2024 season following elbow surgery.

The 30-year-old right-hander had UCL revision surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday, the team confirmed Thursday.

He ended the season on the 60-day injured list after going 3-5 with a 4.42 ERA and two saves in 58 games (one start).

The timing is terrible for Fulmer, who is set to become a free agent after playing on a one-year, $4 million contract.

Fulmer is 37-50 with 19 saves and a 3.94 ERA in 262 games (90 starts) with the Detroit Tigers (2016-18, 2020-22), Minnesota Twins (2022) and Cubs.

He was an American League All-Star with Detroit in 2017.

--Field Level Media