Boston Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke announced that Collinsville High grad Tanner Houck will make his Major League debut Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins in Miami.
Houck made his first trip with the MLB club this weekend with the team to Tampa as part of the taxi squad.
“I was actually just out throwing and Ron came up to me and said I will start on Tuesday,” Houck said during a weekend press conference replayed on today’s Red Sox Radio Network pregame show. “In the moment I was definitely a little shocked a little… just had that pause for a moment to realize what just happened. The first phone call had to be to my mom. She had been there to everything.”
The game will be shown on satellite for those who get NESN or Fox Sports Florida. The game is scheduled for a 5:40 pm Central time start.