Red Sox appoint right-handed pitcher Tanner Houck as 27th man for today's doubleheader

April 18th, 2021

BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today appointed right-handed pitcher Tanner Houck as the club’s 27th man for today’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Per Major League Baseball Rules, both teams are permitted to add an extra player for today’s games.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Houck, 24, has made two appearances (one start) for the Red Sox this season, posting a 3.00 ERA (2 ER/6.0 IP) with 10 strikeouts and one walk. The right-hander most recently appeared in relief on April 6 against Tampa Bay, allowing an unearned run in the 11th inning. He started the Red Sox’ second game this season, striking out eight Orioles and allowing three runs (two earned) over 5.0 innings. Selected by Boston in the first round of the 2017 June Draft, Houck made his major league debut in 2020. He is 3-1 with a 1.17 ERA (3 ER/23.0 IP) and 31 strikeouts in five major league outings (four starts).