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June 14, 2021 10:12 AM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Tosses 2.2 scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 13, 2021 03:08 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Starting bullpen game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

May 24, 2021 11:52 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Pitching well so far
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser logged a scoreless inning in Monday's loss to Cleveland and now has a 1.42 ERA through his first five appearances of the season.

Funkhouser was recalled by the Tigers on May 6 and has pitched well across 6.2 innings, posting a strong 0.95 WHIP to go with the 1.42 ERA. It's of course a small sample size, and the 27-year-old struggled with a 7.27 ERA in his MLB debut last season, but the good run should at least let him stick in the Detroit bullpen for the time being.

May 6, 2021 01:00 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Recalled by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was recalled by the Tigers on Thursday.

Funkhouser made his major-league debut in 2020 and posted a 7.27 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 17.1 innings across 13 relief appearances. He'll return to the big leagues after Derek Holland (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list, and Funkhouser should mainly pitch in low-leverage situations.

March 12, 2021 10:40 AM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

The right-hander allowed three runs over two innings through two spring appearances and will begin the season in the minors. Funkhouser made his major-league debut for Detroit in 2020 and posted a 7.27 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 12:11 K:BB across 17.1 innings.

September 9, 2020 04:48 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Sent to secondary site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was optioned to the Tigers' alternate training site Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Funkhouser made his big-league debut at the start of this season and had remained on the roster all year to this point, though he did very little with his opportunities. In 16.1 innings of relief, he posted a 6.06 ERA, a 1.71 WHIP and a 12:9 K:BB.

July 27, 2020 10:56 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Gets shelled in MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser (0-1) allowed five earned runs on four hits and two walks in an inning of work to take the loss Monday against the Royals.

It was an MLB debut to forget for Funkhouser, who got rocked despite not allowing a home run on a night in which Kansas City hit six long balls. That's a very faint silver lining for the 26-year-old, who was hoping to make a good impression in the majors after a four-year climb through the team's farm system. Detroit is rebuilding and isn't particularly deep in the bullpen, so Funkhouser should be allowed to work through his struggles in the big leagues, though he doesn't figure to work in a high-leverage role for the Tigers.

July 23, 2020 02:32 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Opening with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers recalled Funkhouser from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2016, Funkhouser will be up with the big club for the first time in his career after a slow, but steady climb through the Tigers' farm system. Funkhouser has worked exclusively as a starter during his minor-league career, but he's expected to work in long relief initially with Dario Agrazal positioned to begin the season as the club's fifth starter.

June 28, 2020 05:44 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.

Funkhouser was optioned to Triple-A Toledo in March but will now provide depth on an expanded MLB roster. The 26-year-old made 18 starts at Triple-A last year and could be a rotation option if a need arises at any point this season for Detroit.

March 10, 2020 12:16 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Jason Beck of reports.

He was a long shot to break camp with the big club after logging an 8.53 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A a season ago. Funkhouser will serve as organizational pitching depth.

November 20, 2019 03:44 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Protected from Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster on Wednesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This protects the 25-year-old righty from the Rule 5 draft. Funkhouser's below-average command and control was exposed at Triple-A, as he had a 65:54 K:BB in 63.1 innings (18 starts). The Tigers may keep developing him as a starting pitcher, but it seems like the bullpen is his most realistic long-term home. He probably wouldn't have much success, but he may get some starts in the majors this season.

June 10, 2019 05:24 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Lands on temporary inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was placed on the temporary inactive list at Double-A Erie on Monday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

The reason for the move is not yet clear. Funkhouser had been working his way back up to Triple-A Toledo after suffering a right shoulder impingement in early May.

June 5, 2019 12:56 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Back from MiLB IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser (shoulder) has been activated from the 7-day injured list and is starting Tuesday for High-A Lakeland, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

Funkhouser was moved to the minor-league injured list exactly a month ago due to a right shoulder impingement, but he's been cleared to return. He could draw a few starts at the lower levels of the minors before returning to Triple-A Toledo.

May 4, 2019 10:08 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Lands on MiLB injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was placed on the minor-league injured list with a right shoulder impingement Saturday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

Funkhouser suffered the injury during Saturday's game at Triple-A Toledo. The 25-year-old remains without a timeline for his return but will be eligible to be activated May 12.

March 18, 2019 09:56 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Shipped to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was reassigned to minor-league camp on Monday, Jason Beck of reports.

Funkhouser gave up five runs through six innings of work in the Grapefruit League but also struck out seven hitters while displaying a fastball that hit 96 mph in his most recent outing Sunday. The 25-year-old will now likely turn his attention to the Triple-A level, and if Funkhouser pitches well there, he could make his MLB debut at some point this season for the rebuilding Tigers.

February 27, 2019 12:12 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Likely to make spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser (foot) is listed among the Tigers' available pitchers for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game Wednesday versus the Yankees, Jason Beck of reports.

The broken foot Funkhouser suffered in late July ended his 2018 campaign prematurely and denied him of a potential September callup to the Tigers. Now back to full strength following surgery, Funkhouser will likely be assigned to Triple-A Toledo at the conclusion of camp and should be near the top of the Tigers' short list for a promotion if the team requires another arm in the rotation.

July 24, 2018 03:04 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Done for season after breaking foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and will require surgery, shutting him down for the season.

The injury occured when the young righty turned his ankle on an uneven sidewalk while walking home from a game. Funkhouser had just reached Triple-A Toledo, making two starts at that level after posting a solid 3.74 ERA in 17 starts for Double-A Erie. The injury will cost the 24-year-old some development time, but lower-body injuries tend to have less of a lingering effect than arm injuries for pitchers, so Funkhouser should be good to go next season. He'll likely begin the year with Toledo and could push for a midseason promotion if he pitches well at that level.

March 30, 2018 12:16 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Ready for next step
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser is set to replace Franklin Perez (lat) in the rotation at Double-A Erie, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

Funkhouser excelled during five starts with High-A Lakeland last year, posting a 1.72 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with a 34:6 K:BB over 31.1 innings. The right-hander remains one of the best young arms in the Tigers' farm system but is highly unlikely to work all the way up to the major-league level in 2018. That said, if Funkhauser is able to continue an upward trajectory, he could be a name to keep an eye on for next season.

May 17, 2017 07:00 PM
Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Moved up to High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Funkhouser was promoted to High-A Lakeland on Wednesday, Emily Waldon of reports.

Funkhouser, 23, breezed through the Midwest League in five starts, compiling a 3.16 ERA and 49:13 K:BB over 31.1 innings. Though the Tigers nabbed him in the fourth round last summer, Funkhouser probably carries a bit more upside than most players selected around him, as he had previously been the 35th overall pick by the Dodgers in 2015, only to return to Louisville for his senior season and see his draft stock plummet. The 23-year-old figures to see his numbers tail off upon moving up to the Florida State League, but he still shapes up as one of the top arms in a fairly weak Detroit farm system.

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2016ASX-Connecticut Tigers 37.113130020348342.671.132
2017AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 31.1551110346231.740.932
2017AFX-West Michigan Whitec 31.17704104913303.181.383
2018AAX-Erie SeaWolves 89.0171704508939883.741.427
2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 8.222002071086.582.195
2019AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 5.01100004120.000.600
2019AAX-Erie SeaWolves 23.2440310293161.940.819
2019AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 63.1181803706554798.562.108

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