Toronto only added House to its 40-man roster last week, and the 27-year-old went on to make a pair of appearances and allow one earned run on three hits and one walk, with one strikeout, in two innings before his designation. House has spent the majority of the season in Buffalo, where he has logged a 4.27 ERA, 7.16 K/9 and 4.27 BB/9 through 130 2/3 innings, after inking a minor league deal with Toronto over the winter. He also toiled in the minors for nearly all of the 2016 campaign as a member of the Indians, with whom he spent the first nine years of his professional career after going in the 16th round of the 2008 draft.
House looked like a quality major league starter in the making during his best season, 2014, when he rode a 60.9 percent ground-ball rate and elite control (1.94 BB/9) to a 3.35 ERA across 102 innings in Cleveland. Unfortunately, House hasn’t come close to posting that type of production since shoulder problems knocked him off course in 2015.