NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Minor League Baseball announced today that Tyler Funneman, who joined Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC) on a part-time basis in June, is now a full-time field evaluator/instructor.
Funneman will observe, instruct and evaluate Minor League Baseball umpires throughout the 16 domestic-based leagues.
"Tyler has proven to be a valuable member of our staff in the short time that he has been with us and has earned the opportunity to work with our umpires on a full-time basis," said Justin Klemm, executive director of PBUC.
The Grays Lake, Ill., resident umpired in the New York-Penn, Midwest, Florida State, Texas, Pacific Coast and Venezuela Winter Leagues.
Funneman also earned invitations from Major League Baseball to work in the Arizona Fall League and Major League Spring Training.
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