Developing: Boston Acquires LHP Drew Pomeranz From San Diego For Prospect
This story is still developing and will be updated when further information arrives from sources.
BOSTON – On Thursday afternoon the Boston Red Sox addressed one of their most crucial needs nearing the deadline, as they have reportedly traded for San Diego Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz, who has posted a 2.47 ERA in 102 innings pitched this season. Additionally, Pomeranz has a WHIP of 1.06 and 115 K’s in his 2016 campaign, allowing him to make an appearance in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in his home ballpark.
Pomeranz comes to Boston to compliment David Price, Steven Wright, and Rick Porcello, who are a combined 30-13 this year, keeping the Sox in the AL East race. But his main purpose though will be to aid in the disastrous performances of Clay Buchholz and Eduardo Rodriguez, who have created quite a whole in Boston’s rotation.
In return, the Padres are supposedly receiving Anderson Espinoza, a flame throwing 18 year-old pitching prospect from Venezuela who is said to have “top of the rotation, ace potential.” At his young age, Espinoza was already reaching the upper nineties and triple digits with his fastball. Because of that, the hurler was also considered one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball.
Some Red Sox fans may be angry with the decision to let go of a special talent, but there was a need to be filled and they filled it. Pitching prospects sometimes don’t pan out, and thankfully, the Red Sox did not have to part with Yoan Moncada or Andrew Benintendi.
For the meantime, Pomeranz will join a team in the thick of a pennant race, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he pitches some in the upcoming series versus New York, even though he pitched an inning on Tuesday.
Stay tuned for developing information on this story.