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Drew Pomeranz | Starting Pitcher | #13

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Padres and LHP Drew Pomeranz avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.
Pomeranz held a 3.66 ERA with 82 strikeouts over 86 innings, including nine starts, for the Athletics last season, and he was dealt to the Padres in December. Despite the club's rotation being far from set, it appears Pomeranz will pitch in relief in San Diego, at least at the outset. Jan 14 - 10:54 PM

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Date:'s Corey Brock writes that Drew Pomeranz "likely pegs as a reliever."

Pomeranz has both started and relieved in his career, but he really seemed to find his niche out of the bullpen last year with the A's (2.61 ERA) and it appears the Padres will keep him in a relief role. The left-hander filled in as Oakland's closer for a bit last season and it's possible he could work his way into the ninth inning in San Diego, as the Padres are currently fielding a patchwork bullpen.
Jan 11 - 8:57 PM

Padres acquired LHPs Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Athletics for 1B Yonder Alonso and LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Pomeranz began 2015 in the starting rotation before going down with a shoulder injury. The southpaw performed much better after returning in a relief role, posting a 2.61 ERA over 44 appearances. Still, it could make sense to give him another shot in the starting rotation, especially in pitcher-friendly PETCO Park. Pomeranz is coming off clavicle resection surgery in October, but he's expected to be fine for spring training. He's a good get for two players who were non-tender candidates.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday for a clavicle resection.

The southpaw is expected to be ready for spring training. Pomeranz owned a 3.66 ERA and 82/31 K/BB ratio over 86 innings this past season, including making nine starts for the A's.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left AC joint.

Pomeranz has dealt with AC joint issues off and on during his career and has finally decided to have the problem addressed via the surgical route. It's unclear at this point how long his rehab will be, but he'll be recovered in time for spring training.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Doctors have recommended that Drew Pomeranz undergo a clavicle resection.

Pomeranz will get a second opinion, but if he goes through with the procedure, he'll be looking at a six-week recovery period. He should be back at full strength well before pitchers and catchers are required to report in mid-February.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz has been shut down for the season with an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.

It's an ailment that Pomeranz has battled off and on for a while, so there don't figure to be any long-term concerns. Pomeranz held a 4.63 ERA as a starter and 2.61 ERA in relief this season and might settle into a bullpen role over the long haul.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz picked up his third save of the season Saturday in the A's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

Pomeranz struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning. The left-hander has been granted the A's last two save opportunities and looks to be the guy to own in Oakland for the stretch run.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz earned his second save of the season Wednesday in the A's defeat of the Dodgers.

Pomeranz retired all three batters he faced in a perfect ninth inning. The 26-year-old left-hander boasts a 3.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings this season for the A's and would take on considerable fantasy value if he begins to see more save opportunities. Pomeranz's last converted save (before Wednesday) was on June 23.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 06:16:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz will start for the A's on Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

It was supposed to be Scott Kazmir's turn, but Kazmir got dealt Thursday morning to the Astros for a pair of prospects. Pomeranz owns a 3.58 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 7.3 K/9 in eight starts and 20 relief appearances this season for Oakland. He's a bad fantasy play Thursday versus Toronto, but the 26-year-old left-hander could take on mixed-league value if he grabs Kazmir's spot permanently.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz notched the first save of his career Tuesday, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Rangers.

The A's wanted to give Tyler Clippard two straight days off after he went more than one inning in back-to-back saves over the weekend, so on Tuesday the closing duties fell to Pomeranz. He walked one and yielded a single but also struck out a pair. The southpaw holds a 2.16 ERA over 10 appearances since returning from the disabled list as a reliever.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:49:00 PM

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

Pomeranz was cleared to return after getting through a rehab appearance with no issues. The A's will use him in relief for now, though it's certainly possible that he'll get another shot to start at some point.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will be sent to the bullpen when activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Pomeranz was up-and-down in his time in the rotation before going on the DL, posting a 4.40 ERA over eight starts. Kendall Graveman has pitched pretty well since rejoining the rotation and the A's have decided to stick with him. Pomeranz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:21:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is likely to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.'s Jane Lee says Pomeranz will be put in the bullpen rather than added back to the rotation. But that could change. Pomeranz wound up missing around three weeks with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. He threw two hitless innings and struck out three Sunday at High-A Stockton in what was his only rehab appearance.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Sunday.

He will work two innings in his first outing and build up from there. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the rotation in late June
Fri, May 29, 2015 07:43:00 PM

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