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  • Rangers' Kyle Funkhouser: Returns to mound in Double-A

    Funkhouser (shoulder) fires a scoreless inning for Double-A Frisco on Saturday.

    It was the 2023 season debut for both Funkhouser and Danny Duffy (forearm), and Funkhouser's went much better as Duffy allowed three runs with three walks while throwing just two-thirds of an inning. Funkhouser has missed the first two months of the season with a right shoulder issue, but the 29-year-old could become a bullpen weapon for the Rangers by the end of 2023 if he can stay healthy.

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  • Rangers' Kyle Funkhouser: Begins throwing

    Funkhouser (shoulder) threw to live hitters Saturday, Shawn McFarland of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Texas manager Bruce Bochy said Funkhouser will leave for extended spring training in Arizona this weekend and could begin a rehab assignment within a couple of weeks.

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  • Rangers' Kyle Funkhouser: Agrees to deal with Rangers

    Funkhouser signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Funkhouser missed all of the 2022 campaign with a shoulder ailment which eventually required surgery in July. Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News indicates the reliever will be ready to contribute at some point during the second half of 2023. Funkhouser has shown some ability when healthy, including 2021 when he posted a 3.42 ERA over 57 appearances. It's a worthy gamble for the Rangers on a minor-league pact.

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  • Kyle Funkhouser: Non-tendered after DFA

    The Tigers declined to tender Funkhouser (shoulder) a contract for 2023.

    Detroit foreshadowed this move by designating Funkhouser for assignment earlier in the week. He missed all of 2022 with a shoulder injury, one which required surgery in July. Funkhouser said at the time that he expected to be ready for spring training.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Designated for assignment

    Funkhouser (shoulder) was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    The right-hander was sidelined for the entirety of 2022 with a shoulder injury, which eventually required surgery in July. The 28-year-old has yet to resume throwing, so the Tigers opted not to carry him on the 40-man roster through the offseason.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Not yet throwing

    Funkhouser remains in the pre-throwing phase of his rehab program for the right shoulder surgery he underwent in late July, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Funkhouser didn't pitch for the Tigers or any of their minor-league affiliates in 2022 due to the shoulder injury, which first cropped up in spring training before he opted for surgery months later. The Tigers have yet to reinstate him from the 60-day injured list, but the team will likely have to do so by Nov. 18, the deadline for the team to tender him a contract as a 40-man roster player for 2023.

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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' Kyle Funkhouser: May need shoulder surgery

    Funkhouser may need shoulder surgery and will not pitch this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Surgery was a possibility back in spring training when Funkhouser first suffered the lat injury, but he has spent the last four months trying to rehab the injury. It's unclear if he will be ready for spring training.

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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 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 the 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: 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Palos Heights, IL
Age: 30
School: Louisville
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R