Red Sox announce roster moves

September 15th, 2020

BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves: 

·         Right-handed pitcher Tanner Houck was selected to the active major league roster from the Alternate Training Site. 

·         To make room for Houck on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Kyle Hart was transferred to the 45-day injured list. 

·         To make room for Houck on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs was placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 12) with right radial nerve irritation. 

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Houck, 24, will wear number 89 and start tonight’s series opener against the Miami Marlins. Ranked the Red Sox’ No. 10 prospect by, the right-hander will become the first member of the club’s 2017 June Draft class to appear in the majors, having been selected in the first round (24th overall) out of the University of Missouri. In 66 career minor league outings (50 starts), Houck is 15-20 with a 4.08 ERA (113 ER/249.0 IP) and 8.78 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. Named a 2019 Eastern League mid-season All-Star with Double-A Portland, he also made his Triple-A debut last season and posted a 3.24 ERA (9 ER/25.0 IP) with a .209 opponent batting average in 16 appearances with Pawtucket, including two starts.

Hart, 27, was placed on the 10-day injured list on September 2 with a left hip impingement. He made his major league debut this season, appearing in four games after being recalled on August 13. The left-hander pitched 2.0 innings of relief last night against the Braves, after each of his first three outings came as a starter. Hart led Boston’s minor leaguers last year in wins (12), innings pitched (156.0), and complete games (2). Selected by the Red Sox in the 19th round of the 2016 June Draft out of Indiana University, the Cincinnati, OH, native is 25-29 with a 3.13 ERA (147 ER/423.1 IP) in 77 career minor league appearances (71 starts).

Triggs, 31, was removed from Friday’s start at Tropicana Field after one scoreless inning. In three outings with the Red Sox (two starts), the right-hander has allowed four runs in 7.0 innings. Claimed off waivers from San Francisco on August 19, he also made one appearance for the Giants on August 2 against the Rangers. In his major league career, Triggs has appeared in 49 games (29 starts) with the A’s (2016-18), Giants (2020), and Red Sox (2020), going 9-10 with a 4.70 ERA (89 ER/170.1 IP). The Nashville native was selected by Kansas City in the 19th round of the 2012 June Draft after earning a degree in political science at the University of Southern California.