Kyle James Funkhouser (born March 16, 1994) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). He was picked by the Tigers with the 115th overall pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft after playing college baseball for the Louisville Cardinals.
Funkhouser reportedly received a $750,000 signing bonus from the Tigers. He debuted professionally on June 27, 2016, with the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League, where he played the whole season, pitching to a 0–2 record and 2.65 ERA in 13 games.
Funkhouser began the 2017 season with the Class A Midwest League’s West Michigan Whitecaps, where he won his first game on April 7.
In May, the Tigers promoted him to the Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Lakeland Flying Tigers. He was 5–2 with a 2.44 ERA in 12 starts for both organizations, striking out 83 batters in 62.2 innings pitched.
Funkhouser began the 2018 season with the Class AA Eastern League’s Erie SeaWolves before being promoted to the Class AAA International League’s Toledo Mud Hens midway through the season. Following the 2019 season, Funkhouser was added to the Tigers’ 40–man roster.
Funkhouser made his MLB debut on July 27, 2020. On September 6, 2020, he defeated the Minnesota Twins for his first major league victory. Funkhouser pitched in 13 games for the 2020 Detroit Tigers, posting a 1–1 record with a 7.27 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 17.1 innings thrown.
In 2021, Funkhouser pitched for the Tigers in middle relief for most of the season. On September 19, he collected his first professional save against the Tampa Bay Rays. In total, Funkhouser made 57 appearances (55 in relief) in 2021, going 7–4 with a 3.42 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 68+13 innings.
The Tigers announced on April 6, 2022, that Funkhouser will begin the 2022 season on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder issue.
Kyle Funkhouser Age: How Old Is Kyle Funkhouser?
The age of Kyle Funkhouser currently is 28. The Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers was born on March 16, 1994.