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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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Athletics activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
Pomeranz made a rehab start Saturday, as his fractured right hand is no longer an issue. However, he's no longer needed in the rotation following the addition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The lefty will represent depth at Triple-A. Jul 13 - 2:42 PM

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Drew Pomeranz (hand) allowed one run over four innings Saturday in his rehab debut at Triple-A Sacramento.

He struck out seven, walked none, and yielded just one hit -- a solo home run. The left-hander is expected to remain at Sacramento when he's deemed healthy as an emergency option for the Oakland rotation. He's been out since June 17 with a broken right hand.
Jul 12 - 11:40 PM

Drew Pomeranz (hand) is likely to be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento when he's ready to return from the disabled list.

The A's no longer have a need in the rotation following the addition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, and they'd rather keep Pomeranz stretched out at Triple-A rather than put him in the bullpen. It's also possible the club could use him as trade bait in an effort to add second base help. The lefty is nearly ready for a rehab assignment.
Jul 9 - 9:45 AM

Drew Pomeranz (hand) will try to play catch Monday.

Pomeranz has been throwing while on the disabled list, but the fracture of his right (non-throwing) had has left him unable to play catch. However, an MRI has revealed that the healing is going well, so he'll try using a glove Monday. The expectation is that Pomeranz will move to the bullpen once healthy.
Jul 7 - 6:56 PM

Drew Pomeranz (hand) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Pomeranz didn't wear a glove during the session, as his hand hasn't healed enough for him to catch the ball yet. He's been able to throw regularly since landing on the DL, so lost arm strength shouldn't be an issue. However, A's manager Bob Melvin said the lefty is still likely to need 1-2 rehab starts before returning.
Jul 1 - 9:07 PM

Athletics placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.

It's not yet clear how long he will be out. Pomeranz was shelled for eight runs (seven earned) over 3 2/3 innings Monday in the Athletics' loss to the Rangers. Brad Mills is expected to join Oakland's rotation this week.
Jun 17 - 4:38 PM

The fun ended for Drew Pomeranz on Monday, as he was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Rangers.

Pomeranz had allowed one earned run or less in five of his seven outings coming into this evening. Owners waking up Tuesday morning might be chagrined -- okay, apoplectic -- about tonight's performance, but keep in mind that this is a 25-year-old who spent the first month of the season in the bullpen. The left-hander had gone 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA in three home outings entering the matchup (2.33 ERA if you include relief appearances). Looking to get back on track, Pomeranz has a Saturday afternoon date versus the Red Sox in California.
Jun 17 - 1:51 AM

Drew Pomeranz continued to impress Tuesday against the Angels, allowing an unearned run over seven frames in a no-decision.

Pomeranz surrendered four hits and three walks; he struck out two. Pomeranz has allowed more than two runs in just one of his seven starts, and he's given up less than two in five of seven. In addition to his superlative work earlier this year as a left-handed reliever, the southpaw has produced an aggregate 5-3 record, 1.90 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Pomeranz welcomes the Rangers to Oakland next week.
Jun 11 - 3:12 AM

Drew Pomeranz gave up two runs (one earned) over seven innings Thursday in a tough luck loss to the Yankees.

It was the first seven-inning outing of his major league career. The difference in the ballgame was a solo homer by Brett Gardner in the third inning, but it was a very solid showing. Pomeranz struck out seven and walked just one in the loss and continues to surprise with a 2.20 ERA. He's gaining momentum in mixed leagues.
Jun 5 - 4:43 PM

Drew Pomeranz was credited with a win after allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Angels.

Pomeranz had to deal with a couple of long waits as the A's were racking up nine runs in the first five innings, and perhaps that led to his woes tonight. It should also be mentioned that the last two of those five runs actually came after he exited in the sixth. Pomeranz remains a pretty good bet in mixed leagues for now.
May 31 - 1:28 AM

Drew Pomeranz kept the Rays off the scoreboard for five innings in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Pomeranz remained spotless as a starter, as he's now thrown 15 scoreless innings in his first three starts of the season for the A's. On Tuesday, he gave up three singles and walked two while striking out three. The left-hander owns a 0.94 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 27/10 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this year. The Blue Jays will be the next team to attempt to score a run off Pomeranz when they meet in Toronto on Sunday.
May 20 - 11:15 PM

Drew Pomeranz struck out eight and blanked the White Sox for five innings to pick up another win on Tuesday.

Pomeranz's stellar showing in the bullpen and Dan Straily's struggles in the rotation prompted the latter's demotion to the minors, and it doesn't look like Pomeranz is going to give him his old job back. Pomeranz scattered three hits and walked just two tonight. He hasn't been completely stretched out, unfortunately, which is why his outing was limited to 82 pitches (up from 68 last time). Pomeranz, a former top prospect now with his third organization, hurled five shutout innings in both of those outings. He's 3-1 with a 1.14 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 24/8 K/BB rate over 23 2/3 innings. The left-hander travels east next week to oppose the Rays. By that time, he should be owned in every AL-only league. He's got enough talent that mixed league owners need to pay close attention.
May 14 - 1:03 AM

Drew Pomeranz will remain in the Athletics' rotation.

Pomeranz tossed five scoreless innings in a doubleheader start Wednesday to earn a more extended look. Dan Straily has been optioned to Triple-A to clear room for the lefty. Pomeranz really struggled during his time with the Rockies, but he's a former top prospect who could have a rebirth while pitching half his games at spacious O.co Coliseum. He's worth scooping up in deeper mixed leagues.
May 9 - 5:05 PM

Drew Pomeranz blanked the Mariners for five innings to pick up a win in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mariners.

It was supposed to be a spot start for Pomeranz, but it was a strong enough outing to make us wonder if he'll get named to the rotation in Tommy Milone's place. It probably would be an upgrade. Pomeranz allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out five in the 68-pitch outing. If the A's want to continue to let him start, he could throw 80-85 pitches next time out. He shouldn't be unowned in any AL-only leagues right now, and if he does get the rotation spot, he'll be worth a flier in mixed leagues.
May 7 - 10:47 PM

MLB.com's Jane Lee reports that there is a "good chance" Drew Pomeranz will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Mariners.

That's assuming he's not needed in relief Tuesday. It had been reported previously that Arnold Leon would get the start, but he's apparently being called up to help out in the bullpen. Lee says that Pomeranz could get up to 75 pitches. With Tommy Milone struggling, it's possible Pomeranz could get a longer look in the rotation if he pitches well.
May 6 - 7:49 PM

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2B1Alberto Callaspo
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SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
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CF1Coco Crisp
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