The right-handed Houck started Saturday in his first rehab game since suffering a facial fracture on a comeback line drive on June 16. Houck threw 46 pitches (27 strikes) and allowed two runs on three singles while walking three and striking out three.
Houck will follow a similar game plan to that of Garrett Whitlock by pitching three innings on Thursday and throwing somewhere between 45 and 60 pitches.
“Now we get to stretch him a little further and get him beyond 60 pitches and things like that so that will be good for Tanner,” WooSox manager Chad Tracy said.
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