Kyle Funkhouser


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 putting aside 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.

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.

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 reports. The Tigers will role 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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Detroit Tigers send reliever Derek Holland to 10-day injured list, call up Kyle Funkhouser

The Detroit Tigers have sent left-handed reliever Derek Holland to the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Monday, with a left shoulder strain, the team announced Thursday. To replace Holland in the bullpen, right-hander Kyle Funkhouser was recalled from the taxi squad. He is on the Triple-A Toledo roster but has traveled with the Tigers during the current nine-game road trip, which concludes Thursday with the series finale against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Optioned to Triple-A

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.
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Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser a mixed bag; Spencer Torkelson could play Tuesday

Lakeland, Fla. — Manager AJ Hinch didn’t exactly pull punches when he was asked about where right-hander Kyle Funkhouser stood in the Tigers’ pitching plans. “He is in that gray area right now in between Triple A and the big leagues,” Hinch said last week. “He got a little taste (of the big leagues last season), but there’s been too many walks.”