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Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck to have back surgery

Aug 1, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tanner Houck (89) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox reliever Tanner Houck will have back surgery next week to correct a disc issue, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.

The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training.

Houck was placed on the 15-day injured list on Aug. 9 (retroactive to Aug. 6) with lower back inflammation.

He is 5-4 this season with a 3.15 ERA and eight saves in 32 games (four starts). Houck is 9-9 with a 3.02 ERA over 53 games (20 starts) since his debut with Boston in 2020.

–Field Level Media