Pirates Claim Carson Fulmer from Baltimore Orioles

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer from the Baltimore Orioles. Fulmer began the 2020 season with the Detroit Tigers. He was designated for assignment in mid-August and the Pirates claimed him on August 24th. He briefly joined the Pirates, without getting into a game, before being designated for assignment on September 2nd. The Baltimore Orioles claimed him three days later and he made three appearances for them before being DFA’d again. He now returns to the Pirates for the final week of the season.

Fulmer made seven appearances with the Tigers this year, allowing five runs over 6.2 innings. He did well with the Orioles, throwing 3.2 no-hit innings in three games, with two walks and four strikeouts. He last pitched on Friday.

The 26-year-old Fulmer was a first round pick in 2015, who made it to the majors in 2016 with the Chicago White Sox. In five seasons, he has a 6.34 ERA, a 1.60 WHIP and a 94:69 SO/BB ratio in 105 innings.