Red Sox has traded for lefty pitcher Drew Pomeranz
First big trade of the season, and it’s Boston who made the move towards stacking for World Series push. The Red Sox acquired all-star left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres in return for right-handed pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. The deal got finalized Thursday, a day before the end of the all-star break. FanPicks (click to play) resumes it’s contest Friday with primetime contest, which includes the BoSox’ vs Yanks’ rivalry. Come on and play.
Padres acquisition, Anderson Espinoza, is 18 years-old and was the 3rd best Red Sox prospect within the organization and the 15th best ranked youngster in the nation according to Baseball America.
As for the Red Sox, they add-in another lefty in their rotation. With David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez, it brings the total of left handed starters to three now with Pomeranz. This acquisition gives Boston a solid pitcher with an 8-7 record with a 2.47 ERA in 17 games this season. Those numbers warranted Pomeranz a place in Tuesday’s All-Star game. He gave up a single to new Boston teammate Jackie Bradley Jr during that game. It was his lone blunder, as he ousted everyone else he faced in that contest which happened to be in San Diego.
To make room for him within the active roster, the Red Sox placed the name of infielder Josh Rutledge on the 60-day disabled list. Rutledge suffers from tendinitis on his left knee. Along with Pomeranz, Price and Rodriguez, the BoSox’ rotation is completed with Rick Porcello and Steven Wright. And in the exception of Wright and Newly acquired Pomeranz, they all have been inconsistent this season. Injury to elite relief Craig Kimbrel and Junichi Tazawa threatened to put more weight on the starters.
Tazawa, who just got put on the 15-day disabled list, will be replaced by righty William Cuevas from the triple-A squad. The Japanese made 35 presence in relief , posting a 1-1 record and an ERA of 3.62.