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White Sox promote Carson Fulmer to majors

The right-hander will join the team Friday.

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The White Sox will promote right-hander Carson Fulmer to the majors on Friday, according to a major-league source. The news was first reported by Jesse Burkhart of MLB Pipeline.

Fulmer will initially come out of the bullpen for the White Sox, though he projects as a long-term starter in the majors.

Fulmer, 22, was the 8th overall pick in last year’s draft out of Vanderbilt has quickly risen through Chicago’s system. He has posted a 4.76 ERA in 17 games with Double-A Birmingham so far this season after posting a 1.96 mark in 23 minor-league innings last season.

MLB.com currently ranks Fulmer as the top prospect in the White Sox’ system, ahead of fellow recent call-up Tim Anderson. The site had Fulmer as the 33rd-best prospect in baseball before the season.

Baseball America ranked Fulmer as the 73rd-best prospect in the game in its midseason prospect rankings, and he was the only ChiSox prospect on the list.