Detroit Tigers send reliever Derek Holland to 10-day injured list, call up Kyle Funkhouser

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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.

Holland, 34, last pitched Saturday, providing the Tigers one scoreless inning in a 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees. He threw 19 pitches and faced four batters, with one walk and one strikeout. He owns a 13.00 ERA in eight games this season.

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Tigers pitcher Derek Holland throws during the sixth inning against Cleveland on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Comerica Park.
Tigers pitcher Derek Holland throws during the sixth inning against Cleveland on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Comerica Park.

As a non-roster invitee to spring training, Holland dominated his opponents and forced his way onto the 26-man roster out of camp. In the regular season, he has allowed 13 runs on 16 hits and six walks, with nine strikeouts, across nine innings.

He has allowed two home runs.

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Funkhouser, 27, made his MLB debut for the Tigers in 2020, pitching 13 games with a 7.27 ERA, 11 walks and 12 strikeouts in 17⅓ innings. Detroit drafted him the fourth round in 2016 from Louisville.

Evan Petzold is a sports reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at epetzold@freepress.com or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold. Read more on the Detroit Tigers and sign up for our Tigers newsletter.

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