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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 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

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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

Drew Pomeranz is on track to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Rays.

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that the team is trying to determine if Pomeranz's workload has impacted his command, but they aren't ready to make a change yet. The southpaw has allowed nine runs in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He's logged a career-high 164 1/3 innings this year.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz was knocked around in Sunday's no-decision against the Yankees, surrendering four runs on seven hits in only 3 2/3 innings.

Pomeranz struck out three while walking two on the evening. He departed after surrendering a pair of runs in the fourth inning and with his club trailing 4-0, but the Red Sox offense was able to take him off the hook, while the Red Sox bullpen spun 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball the rest of the way. He'll look to turn his season around when he squares off against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz lasted just two-plus innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles, permitting five runs.

Home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez had a tiny strike zone in this one, but Pomeranz didn't help his own cause. He surrendered a three-run homer and two-run homer in the second inning, giving up four hits and two walks on the day while throwing 63 pitches over two-plus frames. The southpaw was pitching on an extra days' rest, but clearly it didn't help. Pomeranz will try to bounce back on Sunday versus the Yankees at Fenway.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:13:00 AM

The Red Sox juggled their weekend rotation to allow Drew Pomeranz extra rest.

Pomeranz had been scheduled to start against the Blue Jays on Sunday, but that start has been pushed back. Clay Buchholz will start on Sunday instead, with David Price set for Monday and Pomeranz now slated to toe the rubber on Tuesday. The latter two will be starting against the Orioles.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz lost Monday after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Padres.

With Edwin Jackson opposing him, one would have thought Pomeranz would be in pretty good shape for a winning if he allowed just two runs today. Alas, it didn't work out that way. He's gotten very little run support of late, which is why he's 2-4 in 10 starts for the Red Sox.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:40:00 PM

Drew Pomeranz struck out eight while surrendering three runs over 6 2/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Pomeranz was in the midst of a superb effort before Luke Maile connected on a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning to tied things up. It was a nice showing even if he had to settle for a no-decision, though. Pomeranz has really settled in in his last six starts after a shaky beginning to his Red Sox career. He'll face his former team, the Padres, the next time out.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:53:00 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
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