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Baltimore, Md. —
The Cleveland Indians called up Picayune's T.J. House from Class AAA Columbus on Monday and optioned right-hander Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A.
It's believed House, who has started at Columbus and Class AA Akron this year, will work out of the bullpen for the Tribe. It's possible that Carrasco could be recalled under MLB's new 26-man rule and start one of the games in Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox in Chicago.
Trevor Bauer is also a candidate for a spot start in that doubleheader.
House, 23, is 3-8 with a 4.83 ERA in 15 starts at Columbus and Akron. He struck out 75, walked 33 and allowed 93 hits, including 11 homers, in 87 2/3 innings.
Over House's last eight starts at Columbus, he had a 4.56 ERA. He's tied for second with two complete games in the International League.
The Indians selected him in the 16th round of the 2009 draft. Hpuse was a first team all-state perfomer at Picayune and made the prestigious Dandy Dozen team as selected by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. He signed with Tulane but turned pro after the Indians drafted him.
Carrasco started and lost Sunday's game against the Twins. He allowed three runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Indians fell, 5-3.
In four starts with the Tribe this year, Carrasco is 0-3 with a 7.78 ERA.