The Red Sox are recalling Tanner Houck, according to WBZ’s Dan Roche, and this time it looks like it’s going to be permanent.
Houck will be rejoining the newly recalled Jarren Duran in New York, as his promotion was announced yesterday evening.
Houck has had three outings (two starts) with the Red Sox this season and in those 10 1/3 innings, he’s allowed seven runs (five earned) to give him an ERA of 4.35, while he’s accumulated an xFIP of 2.50.
The right-hander was shut down for six weeks after making one start in Triple-A Worcester, and since his return, the 25-year-old has posted a 5.14 ERA through his 21 innings, but a 3.33 xFIP through six starts.
The 6-foot-6 righty had an incredibly 2020 season in his short stint with the Red Sox at the major-league level, as he allowed just one earned run through 17 innings and three outings with Boston.
There isn’t one standout candidate to be sent down, as Duran replaced Marwin Gonzalez who got sent to the injured list. The strongest candidates seem to be relievers Matt Andriese (6.03 ERA) or Austin Brice (6.59 ERA). Somebody else heading to the injured list is possible too.
(Photo of Tanner Houck/Billie Weiss/Getty Images)