Twins acquire RHP Michael Fulmer, put Alex Kirilloff on IL

The Minnesota Twins acquired right-hander Michael Fulmer from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in exchange for minor league right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long.Fulmer, 29, is 3-4 with a 3.20 ERA and two saves this season for the Twins’ American League Central rivals. Fulmer is already in the Twin Cities as the Tigers and Twins are in the midst of a three-game series. Fulmer pitched 1/3 of an inning in Monday night’s game, giving up two runs on four hits.To make room for Fulmer on the roster, the Twins on Tuesday designated right-hander Aaron Sanchez for assignment.Fulmer is 32-43 with a 3.90 ERA in 178 career appearances (89 starts) for the Tigers over six seasons. He made the AL All-Star team in 2017 when he was exclusively a starter in Detroit.Gipson-Long, 24, split the 2022 season between High-A Cedar Rapids and Double-A Wichita, going 8-6 with a 4.23 ERA in 18 games (17 starts).Earlier in the day, the Twins added right-handed closer Jorge Lopez in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Tyler Mahle in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds.Minnesota also placed starting left fielder Alex Kirilloff on the 10-day injured list with wrist inflammation and moved Miguel Sano to the 60-day IL.

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