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Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Won't pitch in 2022

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch confirmed Wednesday that Funkhouser will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Hinch said he expects Funkhouser to be good to go for spring training, but that may be wishful thinking, given that the 28-year-old already spent the past four months unsuccessfully rehabbing a right lat strain. Surgery should provide a more permanent fix, but the Tigers may not have a sense if Funkhouser has made a full recovery from the procedure until late in the winter. Before the shoulder issue cropped up in the spring, Funkhouser was expected to fill a key role in the bullpen after he pitched to a 3.42 ERA and struck out 63 over 68.1 innings with the big club in 2021.
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Tigers’ Alex Faedo, Kyle Funkhouser won’t pitch again in 2022

The Detroit Tigers have been plagued by pitching injuries, and manager A.J. Hinch told reporters, including Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, that the 2022 season is over for two of the club’s hurlers. Right-handers Alex Faedo and Kyle Funkhouser are both considering surgery — Faedo for a nagging hip problem, and Funkhouser for the shoulder strain that has kept him from pitching all season.
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Detroit Tigers pitchers Alex Faedo, Kyle Funkhouser to visit specialists for injuries

CLEVELAND — The injury bug bites again (and again). The Detroit Tigers have two right-handed pitchers — starter Alex Faedo and reliever Kyle Funkhouser — set to visit medical specialists for their injuries. Faedo has discomfort in his right hip, while Funkhouser has missed the entire season with reoccurring pain in his right latissimus dorsi and shoulder.
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Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Throwing program shut down

Funkhouser (shoulder) had his throwing program shut down recently, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Funkhouser resumed mound work last week but recently experienced more pain and discomfort in his lat and shoulder areas. He'll see some specialists in the coming days and should have a better idea of his status afterward. The right-hander has been sidelined since the start of the regular season, and manager A.J. Hinch said that the right-hander's shutdown will likely be a "longer issue" after he visits with specialists, per Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic.
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Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Resumes mound work

Funkhouser (shoulder) threw off a mound Friday, Joey Pollizze of MLB.com reports. Funkhouser has been sidelined since the start of the regular season due to his shoulder injury, but he threw off a mound for the first time Friday. He'll likely need to ramp up his intensity in the coming days and weeks but now appears to be making progress in his recovery.
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Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Will throw next week

Funkhouser (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session sometime next week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Funkhouser's injury has prevented him from getting in any work this season, but he is on the verge of getting back up on the bump. If all goes well with his recovery, he could be ready to pitch for the big club at some point in the second half.
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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: 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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