The Boston Red Sox have been quiet this offseason despite a need for Starting Pitching and a Right-Handed bat, the only players they have brought into this point of the offseason are Vaughn Grissom, Tyler O’Neill, Lucas Giolito, and Justin Slaten. Today they signed former Rookie of the Year winner Michael Fulmer, the details of the contract are not known but he is expected to miss the 2024 season following UCL revision surgery, the contract is likely a two-year deal or it could be a similar deal that they signed James Paxton to which was one-year with an option on the second year, in Paxton’s case it was a player option and he chose to stay with the Red Sox.
Michael Fulmer By The Numbers
The New York Mets drafted Fulmer with the 44th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He made his big-league debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 29, 2016, going five innings giving up two runs on seven hits; he walked one and struck out four picking up a win. He finished the 2016 season going 11-7 in 26 starts with a 3.06 ERA and 132 strikeouts over 159 innings which led to winning the Rookie of the Year and finishing tenth in Cy Young voting. Last season, he pitched for the Chicago Cubs which featured current Red Sox Chief of Baseball Operations Craig Breslow working with the pitching, he made 58 appearances with only one of those coming as a start, he finished 3-5 with a 4.42 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 57 innings. For his career, he is 37-50 in 262 appearances and 90 of those as starts posting a 3.94 ERA, a 4.00 FIP, a 1.26 WHIP, a 1.0 HR/9, a 2.9 BB/9, a 7.7 K/9, and 19 saves. He was also an All-Star in 2017.