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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Lasts three innings Sunday

Houck allowed a run on a hit and a walk in three relief innings during Sunday's loss to the Rangers. The right-hander worked behind opener Austin Davis during Sunday's matchup, marking the fourth time he's pitched out of the bullpen in his last five appearances. Manager Alex Cora hasn't provided a clear reason for keeping Houck in a bullpen role, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him continue to work as a reliever since Michael Wacha (side) is expected to return next weekend. Houck has posted a 5.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 26.2 innings over eight appearances (four starts) this season.
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Red Sox Start Tanner Houck in Place of Michael Wacha

The Boston Red Sox are desperately trying to get their season back on track. Boston is eight games below .500 through the first month of the season, dropping four straight games heading into Sunday’s finale against the Chicago White Sox. Michael Wacha was the Red Sox probable starter until...
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Red Sox Breaking News: Michael Wacha scratched, Tanner Houck to start

Michael Wacha is out, and Tanner Houck is in for Red Sox today. In a surprise to those of us who were preparing to see Michael Wacha take the hill against the Chicago White Sox in today’s series finale, the righty won’t be pitching. Just moments ago, it was reported that Wacha won’t be making his scheduled start for the Red Sox today and Tanner Houck will be on the bump instead.
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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Making spot start Sunday

Houck is listed as the Red Sox's starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. On Saturday, manager Alex Cora confirmed that Houck would remain in the bullpen for the foreseeable future with Garrett Whitlock having earned a spot in the rotation, but the team will be forced to adjust its plans just one day later after Sunday's scheduled starter, Michael Wacha, was scratched due to side soreness. An MRI on Wacha's side returned clean, and while the Red Sox are optimistic he won't require a trip to the injured list, Houck will be summoned from the bullpen to make a spot start in his stead. Don't expect Houck to work deep into Sunday's outing, as he'll be pitching on only two days' rest after he piggybacked Rich Hill in Thursday's loss to the Angels and gave up seven runs across 2.1 innings (56 pitches) in that long-relief appearance.
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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Dealt third loss

Houck (2-3) was charged with the loss Sunday against the White Sox after surrendering three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and zero walks over 2.2 innings. The 25-year-old was pressed into starting duty with Michael Wacha (side) a late scratch, and he was pitching on two days' rest after throwing 56 pitches Thursday. Manager Alex Cora recently indicated that Houck would be working out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future, but Houck could move back into the rotation with Wacha on the 15-day injured list and Rich Hill (illness) on the COVID-19 IL.
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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Stuck in bullpen

Houck will remain in the bullpen for the foreseeable future, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports. Houck made three starts to open the year before shifting to the bullpen for his next three appearances. With Rich Hill out after testing positive for COVID-19, there's a path for Houck to return to the rotation, but that job will go to Garrett Whitlock instead. Houck has fallen far short of the standards he set last season, with his ERA rising from 3.52 to 5.14, and his underlying numbers have taken similarly large steps back across the board. If he sorts things out in a multi-inning relief role, it's certainly possible he'll return to the rotation before too long, but his fantasy appeal will be greatly diminished until that happens.
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Tanner Houck should be the closer

The Red Sox have a bullpen problem. This is not a new revelation that I am bringing up out nowhere, of course, as the latest bit of evidence to this point was put into the world on Wednesday when the group blew yet another save, exploding in the late innings in a 10-6 loss to the Angels in what should have been a win with the way Garrett Whitlock pitched to start. Many, many people pointed out before the season that the Red Sox just did not have any real top-end talent in their bullpen before the season, and with four blown saves this season (no other team has more than two) we are seeing those concerns come to fruition in practice. It’s frustrating to see something so many could see as a problem be ignored, and then become that problem.
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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Tagged with loss

Houck (2-2) picked up the loss Thursday, allowing seven runs on five hits, one walk and a hit batsman while striking out four over 2.1 innings against the Angels. Houck's second turn as a piggyback pitcher behind Rich Hill did not go as well as his first. After Hill's five scoreless innings, Houck allowed a two-run home run to Jared Walsh in the seventh inning then was raked for five runs in the eighth. It's unclear what the next step is for Houck, who opened the season in the rotation but pitched in relief since missing a turn in Toronto due to his unvaccinated status. What is becoming clear is that Boston can't afford to leave Garrett Whitlock in the rotation -- he's much more valuable in the bullpen, which is seriously underperforming (4.50 ERA, 25th) -- so Houck could return to the rotation as a traditional starter.
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Red Sox: Swapping Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock is a mistake

The Red Sox must define Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck’s roles. It’s a new month and the Red Sox need to wipe the slate clean as they look to rebound from a dismal April. As they continue to try and shake off the rust and work out the kinks, Alex Cora and his team need to put some focus on one specified area, the pitching. So far the starters and bullpen have both exceeded expectations but that won’t last, and messing with the equation now won’t do any good either.
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Red Sox's Tanner Houck: Set for tandem start with Hill

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Houck is likely to be used in a piggyback arrangement when Rich Hill's next turn in the rotation comes up Thursday against the Angels, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. After Houck was reinstated from the restricted list April 29, he was used...
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