Former Detroit Tiger RP Kyle Funkhouser signs deal with Rangers

The Detroit Tigers have had a quiet offseason and it seems as though that is by design. To kick-start the offseason, there was a roster purge that occurred, to make room for the number of players the Tigers had on the Injured List. One of those casualties of the purge was RP Kyle Funkhouser. Funkhouser has found a new home with the Texas Rangers.

According to a tweet from Robert Murray, the deal is a Minor League deal after Funkhouser missed the entire 2022 season with a shoulder injury.

Kyle Funkhouser's career in the Detroit

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Drafted out of the University of Louisville in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Kyle Funkhouser made his debut with the Tigers during 2020, COVID shortened season. He logged 13 games during that shortened season, and then 57 in 2021.

Kyle Funkhouser
via Baseball-Reference.com

Making only two starts in Motown, Funkhouser was used primarily out of the bullpen, where he seemed to find some comfort. His loss during the 2022 season was the start of a plethora of pitching injuries throughout the year. Hopefully, he'll be successful in Texas and get healthy again, because he can be really good when healthy. Tough loss for the Tigers, but a good gain for the Rangers.

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