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T.J. House | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 16 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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T.J. House suffered a laceration, but no skull fractures and is recovering well after taking a line drive off the back of his head in Friday's Grapefruit League game.
He was held in the hospital overnight for observation but has been released and is expected to make a full recovery. It's not yet known when he'll return to the mound, but his health is the main consideration at this point. Mar 11 - 11:52 AM

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T.J. House said Friday that he's expected to make a full recovery.

House was drilled in the back of his head with a line drive in Grapefruit League action on Friday, a moment that he referred to as the scariest moment of his career. It's great to hear that he's doing well and in good spirits though. It remains unclear when he'll get back on the mound.
Mar 10 - 7:52 PM

T.J. House departed a Grapefruit League appearance Friday after he was struck in the back of his head with a line drive.

House immediately fell to the ground and was laying flat on his stomach for several minutes while being tended to. He eventually was taken off the field in an ambulance and is headed to a local hospital for a battery of tests. House did offer a "thumbs up" to the crowd while he was on a stretcher. The lefty is in Blue Jays camp as a non-roster invitee.
Mar 10 - 4:06 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP T.J. House to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

House pitched to a 3.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 80/22 K/BB ratio over 102 innings with the Indians in 2014, but shoulder concerns limited him to just 13 innings in 2015. The 27-year-old southpaw spent the vast bulk of the 2016 season pitching at Triple-A Columbus in the Tribe system, where he held a 3.98 ERA over 72 1/3 innings. He will try to crack the Opening Day roster come spring training.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN hears that T.J. House is expected to sign with the Blue Jays.

It would presumably be a minor league contract. House showed a bunch of promise for the Indians in 2014 with a 3.35 ERA over 102 innings, but he's battled some shoulder issues since then. Still, he's only 27 and is worth a gamble by the Blue Jays.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:57:00 PM

Indians sent LHP T.J. House outright to Triple-A Columbus.

House was designated for assignment by the Tribe on September 20 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The left-hander spent the majority of the 2016 season in Triple-A, posting a 3.98 ERA in 12 starts and 21 relief appearances.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Indians designated LHP T.J. House for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Adam Plutko on the 40-man roster. House had some momentum after a promising debut with the Indians in 2014, but he dealt with shoulder problems last year and struggled in Triple-A this year. He's still just 26 years old, so someone could take a chance on him.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.

House has allowed six hits in 2 2/3 innings (four appearances) this season at the major league level. Jeff Manship was activated off the disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Indians recalled LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus.

The 26-year-old southpaw will provide a fresh arm with the ability to work multiple innings out of the Indians bullpen. He owns a 3.38 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and 2/0 K/BB ratio in 2 2/3 innings with the big league club this season.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Indians optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.

Utility infielder Erik Gonzalez will take his spot on the active roster. House allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings during his week-long stay in Cleveland. The 26-year-old began the year in Columbus' starting rotation but has been used exclusively out of the bullpen since early June.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Indians recalled LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus.

House, 26, owns a 4.45 ERA and 42/37 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings over 12 starts and seven relief appearances in Triple-A this season. He'll provide a fresh arm in Cleveland's bullpen.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus.

House tossed four scoreless innings Sunday versus the Mariners, but his spring ERA still sits at 9.53. The left-hander will be emergency rotation depth for the Indians in 2016. He holds a 4.46 career major league ERA.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 01:15:00 PM

T.J. House tossed four innings of scoreless ball in the Indians' win over the Mariners on Sunday.

It was a nice recovery outing four House, who got worked for four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings last week against the Padres. The left-hander missed most of the 2015 season with shoulder troubles and isn't a real fit right right now for the Indians' roster, but he'll likely see action in the majors at some point in 2016.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Indians activated LHP T.J. House from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. House missed most of 2015 with shoulder issues but has been pitching in the Arizona Fall League and should enter spring training without limitations, provided he doesn't have a setback.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:53:00 AM

T.J. House (shoulder) tossed a perfect inning in his first Arizona Fall League appearance last Thursday.

House missed most of the season with shoulder issues and there was some worry that he might need to have surgery, but that he's participating in the AFL obviously means he's opted for the non-surgical route. The left-hander entered 2015 with plenty of appeal, but he'll need to show he's healthy and even then seems likely to begin 2016 in the minors.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 10:07:00 AM

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