The White Sox have released lefty T.J. House, per a club announcement. He had been playing with the organization’s top affiliate on a minor-league deal.
House, 28, had a very promising debut showing back in 2014, when he sported big groundball numbers and spun 102 innings of 3.35 ERA ball. But House ran into shoulder problems in the ensuing campaign and hasn’t really shown the same form since.
For most of the 2016 and 2017 seasons, House produced palatable earned run averages with middling peripherals at the Triple-A level, with brief MLB interludes. Last year, with the Blue Jays, he posted a 4.32 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 over 133 1/3 innings at the highest level of the minors.
Upon joining the White Sox, it seemed House would have a reasonable chance at elbowing onto the major-league staff. His efforts through 39 2/3 innings in nine starts at Triple-A, however, have not been terribly encouraging. House owns a 6.81 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9, though he has no doubt been unfortunate to strand only 42.9% of the baserunners to reach against him.