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Drew Pomeranz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Drew Pomeranz tossed three shutout innings against the Indians on Wednesday.
Pomeranz, being stretched out as a starter, struck out three in the effort while allowing only one hit. Overall, the lefty has struck out 14 in 8 1/3 innings, including ten over his last five innings. The great spring performance will make it likely the A's call his name if they need additional rotation depth. Mar 19 - 6:13 PM

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Tuesday that Drew Pomeranz will be stretched out as a starter.

Acquired from the Rockies this winter in the Brett Anderson deal, Pomeranz has been used in short stints this spring, but the A's are short on rotation depth at the moment. He'll likely begin the year in Triple-A, but he could be called up if Jesse Chavez or Tommy Milone struggle or Scott Kazmir (triceps) has a setback.
Mar 18 - 12:21 PM

Drew Pomeranz (leg) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Pomeranz had his first bullpen session last week pushed back due to an ingrown hair on his leg that had to be lanced. The left-hander will compete for a rotation spot this spring but will most likely wind up in the bullpen or in the Triple-A rotation. "The ball screams out of his hand," said A's manager Bob Melvin. "Obviously he has plus-velocity. Nice just to get a first look at a guy, and there's definitely a lot of upside."
Feb 18 - 10:25 PM

Drew Pomeranz had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back on Saturday due to a troublesome ingrown hair.

It obviously doesn't sound like a very serious concern, or one that will be an issue moving forward. The 25-year-old southpaw, who was acquired from the Rockies in December's Brett Anderson trade, will compete for a spot in the A's rotation this spring.
Feb 15 - 1:15 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Chris Jensen from the Rockies for LHP Brett Anderson.

Pomeranz was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and cracked Baseball America's Top 100 prospect rankings twice, but he has struggled to find his way at the major league level. Moving from the thin air of Colorado to the pitcher-friendly environment in Oakland will maybe spur the 25-year-old left-hander's development. The A's will keep him in a starting role for now but could eventually move him to the bullpen if that doesn't work out.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 05:50:00 PM

According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding, the Rockies could use Drew Pomeranz in a trade for Brett Anderson.

Colorado has been suggested as a possible landing spot for the A's Anderson multiple times in the past week and it sounds like the two sides are indeed sorting through some trade ideas. Pomeranz has a 5.20 career ERA in the major leagues, but he's only 25 years old and was once considered a top pitching prospect. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (biceps) threw two successful innings in a simulated game on Friday.

The 24-year-old southpaw still hopes to return before the end of the 2013 season, though it's unclear whether that would be as a starter or in the bullpen. It's been another highly disappointing season for him, registering an 8.10 ERA and 2.52 WHIP through 16 2/3 innings with the Rockies.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (biceps) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Pomeranz was activated from the disabled list Friday and has been out since mid-July with left bicep tendinitis. Manager Walt Weiss doesn't expect him to start a game before the end of the season, but he could appear as a reliever if healthy.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 09:58:00 AM

Rockies activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list.

Pomeranz has been out since mid-July with tendinitis in his left bicep. It's unclear if he'll immediately return to the rotation, or if he'll work out of the bullpen for the time being. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a troubling 8.10 ERA and 2.52 WHIP through 16 2/3 innings with the Rockies this season.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with left bicep tendinitis.

Pomeranz has really struggled in four starts with the Rockies this season and it appears that his health could be a big reason for that. Collin McHugh is slated to be called up from the minors on Saturday and will take his spot in the rotation.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz is headed to the disabled list after being unable to complete a bullpen session Thursday because of pain in his left biceps.

Pomeranz's spot in the rotation was already on thin ice due to an 8.10 ERA, 2.52 WHIP and 13/18 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings. He'll now be sidelined for at least a few weeks while Collin McHugh takes his spot in the rotation.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:32:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz dropped to 0-4 after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Marlins on Monday.

Not only has Pomeranz lost all four of his starts, but he hasn't even lasted five innings yet. The Rockies don't have any ideal replacements at the moment, but they just can't do much worse right now. Maybe they'll be able to land a fungible starter in a trade.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:12:00 AM

Rockies recalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Double-A Tulsa.

Pomeranz was sent down prior to the All-Star break, but the Rockies just wanted to keep him on his regular turn. He'll return Monday night to face the struggling Marlins. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a disappointing 8.76 ERA and 11/14 K/BB ratio over three starts this season and should be considered a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz was hammered for seven runs over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday in a start with Double-A Tulsa.

Ouch. Pomeranz gave up 10 hits and one walk while striking out five. The Rockies sent him down in order to stay on turn, so he'll come back up to start Monday against the Marlins. However, with an 8.76 ERA and 11/14 K/BB ratio over three starts this season, he can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Rockies optioned LHP Drew Pomeranz to Double-A Tulsa.

The 24-year-old southpaw continues to struggle through each opportunity he gets, surrendering three runs on seven hits in just four innings in his most recent start. Through 12 1/3 innings this season, he owns an 8.76 ERA and 11/14 K/BB ratio. Still, the Rockies are sending him down simply so he can stay on his regular turn. He is expected to return to the big club after the All-Star break.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Daric Barton
2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez