Dodgers Roster: Carson Fulmer Sent To Triple-A Oklahoma City After Clearing Waivers

Carson Fulmer cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and is remaining with the organization as he was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City. That he went unclaimed was a mild surprise.

The Dodgers used their second-round pick to take Fulmer during the Minor League phase of the 2021 Rule 5 Draft. L.A. became the sixth organization the right-hander was part of since being selected eighth overall by the Chicago White Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Fulmer was confident the Dodgers would aid in reaching his full potential, and he viewed reuniting with Walker Buehler as an added pitching coach. The two have developed a close relationship since playing at Vanderbilt together.

The 28-year-old only appeared in two Cactus League games for the Dodgers, but he allowed just one hit and collected three strikeouts over three scoreless innings. Fulmer began the season with Oklahoma City before getting called up April 30 as the corresponding move to Mitch White being placed on the COVID-19 injured list.

Fulmer did not appear in either of the final two games against the Detroit Tigers, and because of not having Minor League options remaining, was DFA’d on Monday as the Dodgers needed to trim their active roster to 26 players. Zach McKinstry was optioned to OKC as the second required move.

Over parts of six seasons with the White Sox and Cincinnati Reds, Fulmer is a combined 6-9 with a 6.41 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 74 games (15 starts).

Carson Fulmer stats

While the former top prospect has struggled to find much success in the Majors, Fulmer has fared well in OKC so far this year, pitching to a 2.31 ERA with 12 strikeouts across 11.2 innings over 12 appearances.

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