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Top Kyle Funkhouser News

  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Yet to start throwing

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Funkhouser (shoulder) hasn't been cleared to begin a throwing program, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Funkhouser has to this point elected to forgo surgery to address his strained right shoulder/lat, but the 28-year-old still has yet to take any notable steps forward in his recovery from an injury that first surfaced in spring training. Even if he's able to start playing catch within the next week or so, Funkhouser is realistically a month or more away from returning from the 60-day injured list.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Could need surgery

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Funkhouser is still weighing whether to undergo surgery to address a right lat/shoulder strain, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    As a result of Funkhouser's slow progression in his recovery since the injury first cropped up early in spring training, the Tigers transferred the right-hander to the 60-day injured list over the weekend. The move ensures that Funkhouser will be sidelined until June, and he could end up missing the entire 2022 campaign if he elects to go the surgical route for treating the injury. Funkhouser is in the process of seeking more medical opinions on the matter, but even if he gets the green light from doctors to bypass surgery, he'll still likely remain shut down for a few weeks before restarting his throwing program.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Funkhouser (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Funkhouser was already expected to be sidelined until sometime in May, and with him being transferred to the longer of the two injured lists, his absence will now extend until at least sometime in June.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Out until at least May

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Funkhouser (shoulder) isn't expected to return from the injured list during April, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Funkhouser is on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder, and it appears he'll be sidelined for at least the first month of the campaign. He had a 3.42 ERA, 1.40 WHIP an d63:38 K:BB over 68.1 innings last year and is expected to work in middle relief once healthy.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Placed on 10-day IL

    Funkhouser (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.

    Funkhouser doesn't yet have a timetable to return from his right shoulder strain, so it's not very surprising to see him land on the 10-day IL ahead of the regular season. A better idea of his return timeline should come into focus once he's able to resume throwing.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Not throwing yet

    Funkhouser (lat) is still not playing catch and has no timeline to return, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Funkhouser started dealing with the injury shortly after reporting to camp. Because he has yet to start throwing in any capacity, he is not likely to return before late April. Funkhouser threw 68.1 innings in 2021 and maintained a 3.42 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP for Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Out with lat injury

    Funkhouser is dealing with a lat issue and will likely open the year on the injured list, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    He was set to work in a mid-leverage role out of the bullpen this season but should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Picks up first MLB save

    Funkhouser worked around a hit and pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Rays.

    Wily Peralta pitched seven scoreless innings, then three Detroit relievers including Funkhouser helped secure the 2-0 win. With Gregory Soto (finger) and Jose Cisnero (elbow) currently on the injured list, there are some save opportunities up for grabs. Michael Fulmer is the top option, but he pitched Friday and Saturday, so Funkhouser got the call Sunday. The elevated role in the bullpen gives the 27-year-old some added fantasy value in the season's final weeks, though Fulmer is the Detroit reliever to target.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Earns extra-innings win

    Funkhouser (7-3) walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

    The right-hander kept Tampa Bay off the board in the 11th inning, and Detroit won with a walkoff walk in its half of the inning. Funkhouser hasn't been very good to start September, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings across four appearances. He owns a 3.45 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 56:33 K:BB in 60 innings overall while adding seven holds and two blown saves.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Takes second loss Saturday

    Funkhouser (6-2) allowed one run on a hit and a walk in an inning of work to take the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays in extra innings.

    Funkhouser entered in the 10th frame of a 2-2 game, meaning he had to deal with an inning-opening runner on second base. A one-out single by Corey Dickerson brought in Vladimir Guerrero and ultimately saddled Funkhouser with his second loss of the season. Still, the righty has been solid for the Tigers with a 2.82 ERA, and his six wins are tied with Gregory Soto for most on the team out of the bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Scoops up sixth win

    Funkhouser (6-1) tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Tuesday against the Orioles. He struck out two.

    Despite his relief role, Funkhouser is now tied for second on the team with his six wins and is just one win behind Tarik Skubal for the team lead. Funkhouser has been solid all around with a 3.02 ERA and 41 strikeouts across 44.2 innings this season. While it may be unrealistic to expect the wins to keep piling up for the righty, he should hold onto a middle-relief role for the Tigers given his steady play so far.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Earns fifth win

    Funkhouser (5-1) struck out the only batter he faced Tuesday night, getting credit for the Tigers' 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

    Funkhouser inherited a two-on, two-out situation in the fifth, but he struck out Alex Verdugo to end the Boston threat. The right-hander has now struck out at least one batter in each of his last 11 outings. After Detroit starter Wily Peralta needed 96 pitches to scrape through 4.2 innings, Funkhouser delivered just seven pitches and got the win. If only they were all this easy.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Shifts to bullpen

    Funkhouser struck out the side on 15 pitches over his lone inning of relief in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Twins in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Injuries continue to test the Tigers' rotation depth, but Funkhouser doesn't look as though he'll receive a look as a starter. After tossing 2.1 scoreless innings in the opener role in his final outing before the All-Star break, Funkhouser moved back into a traditional bullpen role Saturday, even though Game 1 starter Jose Urena exited after one inning with a groin issue that resulted in him moving to the injured list ahead of Game 2. Tyler Alexander, who started the second game of the twin bill, looks likely to fill Urena's future turns through the rotation, while Detroit is expected to call up Matt Manning from Triple-A Toledo to fill the fifth starter's role during the upcoming week.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Effective in short start

    Funkhouser started and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings but didn't factor into the decision Saturday in the Tigers' 9-4 loss to the Twins. He scattered two hits and a walk while striking out two in the 51-pitch outing.

    Due to their heavy schedule of late, the Tigers elected to deploy a six-man rotation this week, which allowed Funkhouser to pick up his second start of the season. Since Funkhouser had tossed two innings out of the bullpen two days earlier and had maxed out at 36 pitches over his previous 23 appearances on the season, his workload was predictably limited Saturday. Funkhouser doesn't look like he'll be in line for a long-term stay in the rotation, though he could be a candidate to pick up another spot start before the end of the month since the Tigers are opening their second-half schedule with six games in a five-day stretch.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Earns win in relief

    Funkhouser (3-0) earned the win in relief Wednesday against the Rangers after tossing two scoreless innings, walking one and fanning two.

    Funkhouser has three wins this season and all of them have come over his last six outings, but perhaps more importantly, he extended his streak of scoreless relief appearances to seven. Funkhouser had a rough 7.27 ERA across 17.1 innings last season in his MLB debut but has been much better in 2021, and he continues to earn a more prominent role out of the bullpen thanks to his current 2.59 ERA across 31.1 frames.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Picks up second win

    Funkhouser (2-0) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief and earned the win in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Cleveland on Wednesday. He struck out one.

    Funkhouser had a rough 7.27 ERA across 17.1 innings last season in his MLB debut but has been much better in 2021. The righty now has a 3.04 ERA across 26.2 innings, and he's been able to snag a few wins out of the bullpen. Detroit has Gregory Soto and Jose Cisnero currently closing out games, but Funkhouser is likely earning himself a more prominent role in front of the co-closers.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Earns first win of season

    Funkhouser (1-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Tuesday against the Cardinals. He allowed a hit and a walk with no strikeouts.

    Funkhouser was the first Detroit reliever to enter the game, taking over in the fifth inning for starter Tarik Skubal, then working through the sixth. The righty allowed four earned runs while retiring just one batter on Thursday, but aside from that blowup, he's been pretty good lately, with only two earned runs allowed in his other nine appearances this month. Funkhouser now has a 3.57 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 17 strikeouts across 22.2 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Tosses 2.2 scoreless frames

    Funkhouser didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the White Sox after tossing 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while fanning one.

    Funkhouser tossed his longest outing of the season and delivered some decent results, limiting the damage to just two baserunners before being lifted with one out left in the third inning. Expect him to return to his normal relief role, though he looked good enough here to believe he can work as an opener whenever the Tigers decide to have a bullpen game in the future.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Starting bullpen game Sunday

    Manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that Funkhouser will start in what will be a bullpen game Sunday against the White Sox, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    The Tigers will roll out a plethora of relief arms in the series finale, with Funkhouser slated to take the ball first. The right-hander's longest outing this season was 2.1 innings May 25, so he seems unlikely to pitch past the third inning Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Palos Heights, IL
Age: 28
School: Louisville
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R