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