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Red Sox put closer Tanner Houck (back) on IL

Field Level Media
10 Aug 2022, 10:40 GMT+10

The Boston Red Sox placed closer Tanner Houck on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with lower back inflammation.

The move, executed just ahead of Boston's game Tuesday night against the visiting Atlanta Braves, is retroactive to Saturday.

In a corresponding move, the Red Sox recalled fellow right-hander Kaleb Ort from Triple-A Worcester.

Houck, 26, hasn't pitched since a five-out save last Tuesday in Houston.

Houck is 5-4 with a 3.15 ERA and eight saves in 32 games (four starts) this season. He's 9-9 with a 3.02 ERA in 53 career games (20 starts) in three seasons with the Red Sox.

Ort, 30, has a 9.49 ERA in 10 appearances without a decision this season.

--Field Level Media

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