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Drew Pomeranz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he received has worked. The left-hander could be ready for a rehab assignment before long. May 27 - 1:53 PM

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Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will play catch on Monday.

It will be the first time he's thrown since he went on the disabled list with a sprained left AC joint. Pomeranz was given a cortisone injection late last week and could be looking at a relatively short stay on the disabled list.
May 24 - 11:50 AM

Drew Pomeranz received a cortisone shot for his sprained left AC joint.

Pomeranz will resume throwing once the cortisone shot does its job. There's no clear timetable for his return. Kendall Graveman is set to take his place in Oakland's starting rotation.
May 21 - 5:24 PM

Athletics placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with a sprained left AC joint.

It's an ailment he's dealt with before and he didn't seem concerned, as the southpaw was even able to play catch Tuesday. However, the A's have obviously decided to exercise caution here. It's not clear at this point how long Pomeranz will be sidelined. Arnold Leon has replaced him on the roster.
May 20 - 10:05 AM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) has flown back to the Bay Area to be examined on Wednesday and is a candidate to be placed on the disabled list.

Pomeranz had to exit Monday's start with soreness around the AC joint in his left shoulder. He was able to play catch Tuesday and seemed optimistic about his status, but the A's might elect to be cautious with him. More will obviously be known about his status after Wednesday's exam.
May 19 - 6:15 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) was able to play catch on Tuesday without issue.

Pomeranz made an early departure from his start Monday against the Astros after experiencing some discomfort around the AC joint in his left shoulder. "Normal soreness," the southpaw said after his short throwing session Tuesday. "What I expected." It's not yet clear whether he'll be allowed to take his next scheduled turn in the A's starting rotation.
May 19 - 4:51 PM

Drew Pomeranz revealed after Monday's game that the left shoulder issue he's dealing with is soreness in his AC joint.

Pomeranz noted that he's had problems with the AC joint before and it has yet to cause him to miss a start. So, it sounds like even though the ailment forced him from Monday's outing that he might be able to make his next start. He figures to be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
May 18 - 11:53 PM

Drew Pomeranz got a no-decision, giving up one run in 4 1/3 innings before departing with an injury against the Astros in Monday's win.

The Astros scored their only run against Pomeranz in the first inning on an Evan Gattis sacrifice fly. Pomeranz gave up only two hits, but walked five while striking out only two. Walks are usually not an issue for the lefty, but he has walked five batters in two of his last three starts. He has a 4.40 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 32/16 K/BB ratio in 43 innings. If Pomeranz is able to make his next start, it will be in Tampa against the Rays.
May 18 - 11:48 PM

Drew Pomeranz left Monday's start against the Astros due to left shoulder tightness.

It's too early to speculate about the seriousness, but obviously anytime the shoulder is involved it's not good. The A's should have more on Pomeranz's status following the conclusion of Monday's game, but a trip to the disabled list would seem to be likely.
May 18 - 10:55 PM

Drew Pomeranz left Monday's start against the Astros in the fifth inning with an apparent injury.

It's not clear what happened, but Pomeranz walked off the field with one out in the fifth after a brief conversation with A's manager Bob Melvin and the team's trainer. An update on the left-hander should be coming shortly.
May 18 - 10:14 PM

Drew Pomeranz pitched seven innings of two-run ball for the win as the Athletics took down the Red Sox 9-2 on Tuesday.

The A's gave Pomeranz plenty of support, taking a 3-0 lead after the first inning and 7-0 after three. The lefty allowed one run in the sixth and seventh innings, accounting for the only damage. He scattered four hits while striking out three and issuing no walks. Strong starts like Tuesday's have been few and far between for Pomeranz, however, as reflected in his 4.66 ERA. He'll open up a road trip in Houston against the Astros on Monday in his next outing.
May 13 - 1:07 AM

Drew Pomeranz struggled with his control against the Twins on Thursday, walking five and allowing six runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings.

Pomeranz came into the game having only walked five over 27 1/3 innings, but he left with the season-total doubled. In his 4 1/3 innings of work on Thursday, he threw 94 pitches, just 57 of them for strikes. The Twins took advantage of this wildness with three runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth. Pomeranz would be pulled in that fifth inning after issuing another two walks. It didn't help that the A's committed two pivotal errors behind the pitcher. Just a sloppy game all-around. Pomeranz will take a 5.12 ERA and 1.39 WHIP back home against the Red Sox in his next start.
May 7 - 4:17 PM

Drew Pomeranz pitched adequately against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Pomeranz struck out four, walked one and scattered eight hits into the sixth inning, surrendering solitary runs in the first, third and sixth innings. Despite what was a decent start, he wouldn't factor into the decision, as the Rangers won 8-7 in 10 innings. Pomeranz seems to put up the same start every time he touches the mound. His 4.62 ERA and 1.32 WHIP haven't seen any huge swings on a game-to-game basis, as he hasn't allowed more than four earned runs in a start and has also not allowed fewer than three in his last four tries. He'll take these exceedingly average numbers to Target Field in a match-up with the Twins next time out.
May 3 - 12:59 AM

Drew Pomeranz struggled against the Astros on Sunday, surrendering five runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings.

Pomeranz struck out four and walked three in the outing. The Astros tagged him for three runs in the third and two in the fourth. The runs in the third came on a pair of RBI singles, while Jake Marisknick's two-run homer supplied the damage in the fourth. Pomeranz's current 4.50 ERA is more or less indicative of what you can expect from the pitcher. He will pitch effectively at times, but shouldn't be seen as much more than a league-average starter. The 26-year-old southpaw will take to the road against the Rangers in his next outing.
Apr 26 - 7:46 PM

Drew Pomeranz yielded five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Pomeranz allowed eight hits and a walk on the evening, but used six strikeouts to get out of trouble for the most part. Johnny Giavotella punished him in the second inning, however, with a three-run home run. Pomeranz was effective over 10 starts for the Athletics last season, but shouldn't be expected to be much better than league average over a full slate of starts. He's currently 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a 17/2 K/BB ratio in 17 innings. Pomeranz matches up with the Astros at home in his next outing.
Apr 22 - 1:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
3Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Arnold Leon
10Taylor Thompson