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Drew Pomeranz | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 232
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / CLE
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Red Sox activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day disabled list.
Pomeranz will make his season debut Friday versus the A's after he suffered a flexor strain during spring training. The left-hander wasn't overly sharp during two rehab outings (5/9 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings), so fantasy owners might be wise to give him a start to knock the rust off before activating him. Apr 20 - 2:42 PM

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Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will make his season debut on Friday against the Athletics.

Pomeranz threw 86 pitches over 5 1/3 innings in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Portland on Friday and the club has deemed him ready to return. With the left-hander coming back, Hector Velazquez is expected to be bumped from the Red Sox' rotation.
Apr 15 - 4:49 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Portland on Friday.

Pomeranz walked three and struck out four while scattering four hits. He threw 86 pitches, 53 of them for strikes. As long as he's feeling alright on Saturday, he could be cleared to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation next week.
Apr 13 - 7:57 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will make another rehab start with Double-A Portland on Friday.

Pomeranz allowed two runs and walked six over 4 1/3 innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday and the Red Sox decided he needed another tune-up. He should be ready to rejoin the big league rotation if things go well Friday.
Apr 9 - 5:40 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

He's slated to work 5-6 innings in that outing. If all goes well there, he could then be cleared to rejoing the Red Sox' starting rotation. Brian Johnson and Hector Velasquez have both been shifted back to the bullpen with Eduardo Rodriguez starting on Sunday and Pomeranz nearing his return.
Apr 7 - 10:18 AM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) could pitch in a minor league rehab game on Saturday.

The Red Sox are getting Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) back from the DL and it doesn't look like Pomeranz is too far behind. The left-hander has spent much of the spring nursing a strained flexor tendon but appears to be trending toward 100 percent. He'll make Boston's starting rotation, which has been among the league's best, even stronger.
Apr 5 - 7:12 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) threw 60 pitches in a minor league game in Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday.

He reported no lingering discomfort on Thursday. Pomeranz was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a left forearm flexor strain, but he could be ready to join the Red Sox rotation by the middle of April. The 29-year-old southpaw went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 174/69 K/BB ratio over 173 2/3 innings in 2017.
Mar 29 - 2:25 PM

Red Sox placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain.

It's an expected move. Pomeranz is still working his way back from a forearm issue earlier this month, though his absence isn't expected to be lengthy. With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) also going on the DL and Steven Wright suspended, the Red Sox are expected to go with Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez for the final two spots in their rotation.
Mar 26 - 1:14 PM

MLB.com's Ian Browne writes that Drew Pomeranz (forearm) is all but certain to start the season on the disabled list.

Pomeranz will start a minor league game for the Red Sox in Florida on Friday, but the Red Sox want him to work up to a point where he's able to go five-plus innings in an MLB game before putting him in the rotation. That likely means either Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) or Steven Wright begin the year as the fourth starter behind Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello.
Mar 21 - 6:27 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) threw live batting practice on Sunday.

Pomeranz threw two innings in what was essentially a simulated start, and threw 33 pitches -- 17 in the first and 16 in the second. The next step is seeing how the left-hander feels after the outing, but it's his second time throwing to live hitters, and if everything feels right, he could get a chance to see some spring training action before opening day.
Mar 18 - 12:01 PM

Drew Pomeranz (forearm) threw a two-inning bullpen session Thursday morning in Red Sox camp.

The next step will be live batting practice, tentatively scheduled for Sunday. Pomeranz left his last Grapefruit League outing (on March 9) after experiencing tightness in his left forearm, but the Red Sox are optimistic he'll be ready for the first week of the 2018 regular season. He dealt with a similar forearm issue last spring and went on to post a 17-6 record and 3.32 ERA over 173 2/3 innings.
Mar 15 - 10:17 AM

Drew Pomeranz (elbow) said Saturday that he's ready for a bullpen session and is optimistic that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.

Pomeranz was forced to leave his Grapefruit League outing last Saturday due to tightness in his left forearm, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. He dealt with a similar issue last spring and was able to make it through the season without a major issue.
Mar 10 - 9:51 AM

Drew Pomeranz (elbow) played catch on Wednesday morning in Red Sox camp.

Pomeranz left his last Grapefruit League appearance on Friday after experiencing tightness in his left forearm, but he's already back to throwing and could be ready for the first week of the 2018 regular season as long as everything goes smoothly from here. The 29-year-old southpaw went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 174/69 K/BB ratio over 173 2/3 innings in 2017.
Mar 7 - 10:31 AM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Drew Pomeranz (elbow) is pain-free and will return to a throwing program.

Pomeranz gave the Red Sox a scare when he left Friday's game with left forearm tightness, but all indications are that the issue is minor. Barring a setback, he could still have a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 6 - 11:38 AM

The MRI on the left elbow of Drew Pomeranz revealed a minor flexor strain on Saturday.

The good news, is that there's no structural damage, which Pomeranz said was consistent with what he felt on Friday. The bad news, is that there's no clear timetable for how long he'll need to rest before returning to the mound. If this drags on, his availability for the start of the regular season could come into question.
Mar 3 - 2:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Bobby Poyner