Austin House looked like he was getting close to the big call-up to the Colorado Rockies. The former Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher had a solid 2017 season that saw him rack up a 1.85 ERA and 8-2 record. That would all change in the 2018 season as House saw his ERA balloon to 8.48.
He was struggling and never really reached the heights he had soared to the previous season. By August the Isotopes released House. “I put my foot in the door and it just didn’t work out,” said House. “I appreciate everything the Rockies did, especially the Isotopes and John Traub and Jim and all those guys. “It’s just kind of part of the process. You go through your ups and downs.”
Never one to shy away from good competition, the former Lobo and La Cueva high star is hoping to get another opportunity when MLB free agency rolls around November 7. Just in Limbo seeing what’s going on, what’s out there,” said House. “You know free agency opens up and we will see who calls. Obviously, I’ll do whatever I can with whoever, whoever calls. I’m ready to go.”
House wouldn’t mind getting back in the Rockies organization. He just wants to play. If another baseball opportunity doesn’t present itself, House said he is also not afraid to move on.