|Intro||American baseball player|
|A.K.A.||Glenn Anthony “TJ” House|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||29 September 1989, Slidell, USA|
Glenn Anthony “TJ” House (born September 29, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays.
House was born in Slidell, Louisiana and moved to Picayune, Mississippi as a child. His stepfather’s family owns Liuzza’s, a restaurant in the New Orleans area. While in high school, he was displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina; his family’s house flooded and a tree was blown through his bedroom.
House attended Picayune Memorial High School, where he starred for his school’s baseball team. The Indians drafted House in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He began his professional career with the Class-A Lake County Captains in 2009. That year, he had a win-loss record of 6-11, a 3.15 earned run average (ERA), and 109 strikeouts. He spent the next two years with the Kinston Indians, going 6-10 in 2010 and 6-12 in 2011. He was an invite to spring training in 2012, but was kept in the bullpen, and the Indians front office considered releasing him if he did not perform well the following season.
House split the 2012 season with the Carolina Mudcats and Akron Aeros. In 23 games with the Aeros, he went 8-5 with a 3.98 ERA. The Indians added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. House spent the 2013 season with the Aeros and the AAA Columbus Clippers. The Indians promoted House from the minors on June 24, 2013. After making no appearances in any major-league games, House was optioned back to Columbus for the remainder of the season.
House spent the first 1.5 months of the 2014 season with the Clippers, going 1-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 42 strikeouts in ten games. The Indians promoted House to the major leagues on May 17, 2014, and he made his major league debut that day. For the season, he had five wins, three losses, and a 3.35 ERA in 19 appearances.
House was designated for assignment by the Indians on September 20, 2016. After clearing waivers, House was outrighted to Columbus on September 27, 2016. He elected free agency on November 7, 2016.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays signed House to a minor-league deal on December 14, 2016. House was struck in the head by a line drive on March 10, 2017, during a spring training game in Lakeland, Florida. He remained on the ground for many minutes being attended to by medical staff, and left the field in an ambulance. On August 19, House was called up by the Blue Jays. He was designated for assignment on August 27. On October 13, House elected free agency.
Chicago White Sox
On January 22, 2018, House signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. He was assigned to AAA Charlotte Knights. House was released on June 12, 2018.
On May 13, 2019, House signed with the Milwaukee Milkmen of the independent American Association.
Kansas City T-Bones
On August 24, 2019, House was traded to the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.
Sugar Land Skeeters
On March 3, 2020, House was traded to the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.