DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has selected lefthanded pitcher Daniel Stumpf from the Kansas City Royals in the major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Stumpf, 25, pitched with both the Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals in 2016, appearing in 21 games between Single A Clearwater, Double A Reading, Double A Northwest Arkansas and Triple A Lehigh Valley. Stumpf posted a 3-0 record with one save, a 3.34 ERA (29.2IP/11ER) and 31 strikeouts. Stumpf also appeared in seven games at the major league level for the Phillies and had a 10.80 ERA (5.0IP/6ER) with two strikeouts.
Stumpf is currently pitching for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League and has a 1-0 record with a 1.69 ERA (10.2IP/2ER) and seven strikeouts in 15 appearances.
In seven minor league seasons, Stumpf has compiled a 23-23 record with 11 saves, a 3.22 ERA (341.0IP/122ER) and 337 strikeouts in 139 appearances, including 34 starts.