Houser begins his first season on Long Island. He comes to the Ducks after splitting time with the York Revolution and Camden Riversharks last season. He combined to go 5-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 58 games (two starts). The southpaw reached the Major Leagues as a member of the Florida Marlins in 2010, pitching in relief against the Baltimore Orioles on June 24.
A native of Florida, he has played nine seasons of professional baseball. The 28-year-old won a career-high and California League-best 12 games for Visalia (A, Devil Rays) in 2006 and posted a miniscule 2.86 ERA two seasons later with Montgomery (AA, Devil Rays). He has a career record of 41-34 with a 4.04 ERA and 630 strikeouts in 211 games (129 starts). Houser was originally drafted by the Devil Rays in the second round of the 2003 amateur draft.