Boston Options Right-Handed Pitcher Phillips Valdez to Worcester
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today recalled right-handed pitcher Tanner Houck from Triple-A Worcester. To make room for Houck on the active major league roster, the Red Sox optioned right-handed pitcher Phillips Valdez to Worcester following last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Houck, 25, most recently started Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing one run in 3.2 innings during Boston’s 2-1 victory. In seven major league outings (five starts) this season, he has posted a 2.45 ERA (7 ER/25.2 IP) with 36 strikeouts and seven walks. Houck has also made six starts for Worcester, going 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA (12 ER/21.0 IP).
Valdez, 29, has made 25 appearances for the Red Sox this season, posting a 5.56 ERA (21 ER/34.0 IP) with 33 strikeouts. He has also recorded a 3.38 ERA (4 ER/10.2 IP) in 11 games for Worcester, striking out 14 batters and walking six with a .231 opponent batting average.
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