Michael Fulmer to be in Tigers' rotation, but limited at first

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said right-hander Michael Fulmer will be in the rotation, although he may throw limited innings at first.

"Probably as an opener-type thing right now. Build him up as we go along,'' Gardenhire said. "That's our plan. We'll see how he comes out here in the next couple of days, how he's feeling, and we go from there.''

Fulmer is coming off Tommy John surgery and did not pitch at all last season.

He worked two innings in Wednesday night's exhibition game at Cincinnati.