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TJ House

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TJ House
Cleveland Indians – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1989-09-29) September 29, 1989 (age 26)
Slidell, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 17, 2014 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through April 30, 2015)
Win–loss record 5–7
Earned run average 4.46
Strikeouts 87
Teams

Glenn Anthony "TJ" House (born September 29, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.

Early life

House was born in Slidell, Louisiana and moved to Picayune, Mississippi as a child. His stepfather's family own Liuzza's, a restaurant in the New Orleans area. While in high school, he was displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina; his family's house flooded and a tree was blown through his bedroom.[1]

Career

House attended Picayune Memorial High School, where he starred for his school's baseball team.[2] The Indians drafted House in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He began his professional career with the Class-A Lake County Captains in 2009. That year, he had a win-loss record of 6-11, a 3.15 earned run average (ERA), and 109 strikeouts. He spent the next two years with the Kinston Indians, going 6-10 in 2010 and 6-12 in 2011.[3] He was an invite to spring training in 2012, but was kept in the bullpen, and the Indians front office considered releasing him if he did not perform well the following season.[1]

House split the 2012 season with the Carolina Mudcats and Akron Aeros. In 23 games with the Aeros, he went 8-5 with a 3.98 ERA.[3] The Indians added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[4] House spent the 2013 season with the Aeros and the AAA Columbus Clippers. The Indians promoted House from the minors on June 24, 2013.[5] After making no appearances in any major-league games, House was optioned back to Columbus for the remainder of the season.[6]

House spent the first 1.5 months of the 2014 season with the Clippers, going 1-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 42 strikeouts in ten games.[3] The Indians promoted House to the major leagues on May 17, 2014, and he made his major league debut that day.[6] For the season, he had five wins, three losses, and a 3.35 ERA in 19 appearances.

References

  1. ^ a b Meisel, Zack (July 21, 2014). "T.J. House's journey through triumph and trying times en route to his first win with the Cleveland Indians". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland.com). Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Giardina, AJ (June 24, 2013). "Cleveland recalls pitcher T.J. House of Picayune to the Indians". WLOX. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "T.J. House Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tribe adds four Minor Leaguers to 40-man roster". MLB.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ Crow, Chuck (2011-11-01). "Cleveland Indians recall T.J. House and option Carlos Carrasco to Class AAA Columbus". The Plain Dealer. cleveland.com. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Indians Recall Lefty House From Triple-A Columbus". The Alliance Review. May 17, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 

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