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Drew Pomeranz | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / CLE
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Drew Pomeranz (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of Red Sox camp on Monday.
And it apparently went smoothly. Pomeranz finished last season with elbow problems, but he's had no issues so far this spring and he should have a place in the Red Sox rotation if the story remains the same. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are also in the running for the final two spots. Feb 20 - 12:55 PM

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Drew Pomeranz (elbow) is expected to throw his first bullpen session of spring training on Monday.

Pomeranz is being eased into action at Red Sox camp after requiring stem cell treatment on his left elbow last October. He'll have a good shot at a starting job if everything goes smoothly from here. Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright are also in the running for the back end of the Boston rotation.
Feb 20 - 8:44 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Drew Pomeranz (elbow) won't throw off a mound for at least the first week of spring training.

Pomeranz received a stem cell injection in his left elbow in October, so his throwing program this offseason has been stalled. It doesn't appear to be something to be overly concerned with at this point. "Similar situation (to Steven Wright) in terms of the timing of it all," Farrell said. "With physicals tomorrow we’ll get a better read, but there’s a possibility those two guys might be in a continued long toss throwing period for a week before we get them on the mound."
Feb 12 - 3:45 PM

Red Sox and LHP Drew Pomeranz avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.45 million contract.

Pomeranz requested $5.7 million and was offered $3.6 million by the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. It was a big gap, and the two sides settled for a little under the midpoint. The southpaw was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Pomeranz faded down the stretch after being acquired from the Padres last summer and required a stem cell injection in his pitching elbow in October, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for spring training. He'll be in the mix with Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez for the final two spots in Boston's rotation.
Jan 25 - 3:30 PM

Drew Pomeranz underwent a stem cell injection in his pitching elbow in October.

Pomeranz pitched through elbow discomfort which seemed to really hurt his performance in the second half of the 2016 season. The southpaw has indicated that his arm feels strong and pain-free since he began throwing, which is a very encouraging sign heading into 2017.
Jan 21 - 12:29 PM

Red Sox team president Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that the club is close settling on a contract with Drew Pomeranz.

Pomeranz requested $5.7 million when arbitration figures were exchanged while the Red Sox countered at $3.6 million. An agreement somewhere in the middle, around $4.65 million seems a likely compromise for the 28-year-old hurler.
Jan 21 - 12:12 PM

Drew Pomeranz requested $5.7 million and was offered $3.6 million by the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's quite the discrepancy between the two sides, yet still one that's likely to be worked out through negotiation rather than going to an actual arbitration hearing. MLBTradeRumors.com projects that he'll earn $4.7 million in arbitration, right around the mid-point between the two sides' figures.
Jan 13 - 10:22 PM

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe suggests Drew Pomeranz could pitch out of the bullpen to begin 2017.

Pomeranz threw a career-high 174 1/3 innings last season including his two playoff appearances and clearly wore down in the second half. A forearm issue sidelined him for over a week in September and eventually facilitated his move to the bullpen. Coming off an unusually large workload, the Red Sox would be wise ease Pomeranz in this season, which could be accomplished by having him pitch out of the bullpen. Pomeranz should eventually settle in as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but it might not happen until later in the year.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 2 - 11:43 AM

Drew Pomeranz does not need surgery on his left forearm.

Pomeranz began experiencing discomfort in his forearm near the end of the 2016 regular season and was moved into a bullpen role for the playoffs, but doctors found nothing overly concerning in a recent exam. He threw 170 2/3 innings this year in the majors -- almost double his previous career-high -- finishing with a cool 3.32 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 9.8 K/9. The 27-year-old southpaw should have a spot in Boston's rotation to open the 2017 season.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief on Sunday against the Blue Jays.

He didn't allow a hit or a walk and struck out two of the the five batters he faced in Boston's regular-season finale against Toronto. Pomeranz was pulled from the Red Sox rotation last week due to soreness in his left forearm and concerns about his overall workload, but he looks ready to help the Red Sox as a bullpen weapon in the playoffs.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Sunday that the Red Sox were offered the opportunity to rescind the Drew Pomeranz trade with the Padres but declined.

Questions have arisen with how the Padres have handled medical reports regarding their traded players, as they already were forced to rescind a deal with the Marlins after Colin Rea was injured. Pomeranz holds a 4.68 ERA since joining Boston and is currently dealing with a minor forearm injury, but the Red Sox have elected to hang on to him rather than get pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza back.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) said after a bullpen session Thursday that "I definitely feel like I can maybe help" as a reliever in the playoffs.

Pomeranz has dealt with some forearm soreness and the Red Sox are also concerned about his workload. He's not going to start anymore but could be a weapon in relief in October.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Pomeranz has already been scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Yankees due to left forearm soreness and concerns about his overall workload. He has thrown a career-high 169 1/3 innings this season. "We talked about maybe trying to get ready for a spot in the bullpen [for the postseason]," Pomeranz said Wednesday. "I don't know how everything was playing out, but that's what we decided on."
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Yankees due to soreness in his left forearm and concerns about his overall workload.

Henry Owens will take the mound instead at Yankee Stadium. According to the Red Sox, if Pomeranz pitches again this season it will be out of the bullpen. The southpaw holds a 3.35 ERA in a career-high 169 1/3 frames this year. He is eligible for salary arbitration this winter after earning $1.35 million in 2016.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz limited the Rays to one run over five innings in a 2-1 victory on Friday.

The only run scored on a Mikie Mahtook homer in the second inning. Pomeranz has now allowed 14 homers in just 67 1/3 innings with the Red Sox. Still, Friday was a step forward for him. He gave up four hits without walking a batter and struck out four. There’s some concern over his career-high workload this season, so it’s unclear when he’ll start next.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
3Marco Hernandez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
3Matt Dominguez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
4Carlos Quentin
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Junior Lake
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Robby Scott
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman
11Carson Smith
12Kyle Martin
13Luis Ysla