Kyle James Funkhouser (born March 16, 1994) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). He was picked by the Tigers as 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 when he joined the Tigers. He made his professional debut on June 27, 2016, with the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League; he pitched in 13 games with the Tigers, going 0–2 with a 2.65 ERA.
On April 7, Funkhouser won his first game with the Class A Midwest League’s West Michigan Whitecaps. In May, he was promoted 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, totaling 62.2 innings and 83 strikeouts.
Funkhouser started the 2018 season with the Class AA Eastern League’s Erie SeaWolves but was promoted to the Class AAA International League’s Toledo Mud Hens midway through the season. Following the 2019 season, Funkhouser was signed to the Tigers’ 40-man roster.
Funkhouser first appeared in MLB on July 27, 2020. On September 6, 2020, he defeated the Minnesota Twins in his first major league victory. Funkhouser pitched in 13 games for the Detroit Tigers in 2020, going 1–1 with a 7.27 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.
The Tigers used Funkhouser in middle relief for most of the 2021 season. On September 19, he beat the Tampa Bay Rays for his first career save. In 2021, Funkhouser made 57 appearances (55 in relief), recording a 7–4 record and 3.42 ERA in 68+13 innings pitched.
Funkhouser was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Tigers on April 6, 2022, due to a right shoulder issue.
Kyle Funkhouser Contract
Funkhouser signed with the Tigers, collecting a reported $750,000 signing bonus.
Kyle Funkhouser Salary
Kyle Funkhouser currently makes a $570,500 annual salary.
Kyle Funkhouser’s Net Worth
Receiving $570,500 annual salary, it is estimated that Kyle Funkhouser has a net worth of $1.5 million