Club options outfielder Jarren Duran 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 roster, the club optioned outfielder Jarren Duran to Worcester following yesterday’s game against the Texas Rangers.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Houck, 25, has recorded a 3.12 ERA (12 ER/34.2 IP) with 11.94 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (46 strikeouts) and only seven walks over nine appearances (seven starts) for Boston this season. The right-hander last appeared for the Red Sox in Game 1 of the club’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on August 17, allowing two runs over 4.0 innings. Houck, who made his major league debut with Boston in 2020, is 3-3 with a 2.26 ERA (13 ER/51.2 IP), 1.06 WHIP, and 67 strikeouts in 12 major league appearances (10 starts).
Duran, 24, made his major league debut this season, making 19 starts in center field and one in left field. Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 21 prospect in baseball, the left-handed hitter is batting .221 (19-for-86) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, two home runs, and eight RBI in 27 games for Boston.