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Thomas Andrew "Drew" Pomeranz (born November 22, 1988), nicknamed Big Smooth, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and San Diego Padres.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Professional career

2.1 Cleveland Indians 2.2 Colorado Rockies 2.3 Oakland Athletics 2.4 San Diego Padres 2.5 Boston Red Sox

3 Personal life 4 References 5 External links

Early years[edit] Pomeranz is from Collierville, Tennessee. Despite being selected in 12th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers, he opted to play college baseball for the University of Mississippi.[1] He also received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Memphis, and Mississippi State and was recruited heavily by LSU and Alabama.[2] Pomeranz pitched the United States
United States
Collegiate National Team to a victory in the 2009 World Baseball
Baseball
Challenge, throwing a one-hitter in the championship game against the German national baseball team.[3] He finished the tournament with a 4–1 record and a 1.75 earned run average (ERA), while also leading the team with 48 strikeouts.[4][5] Professional career[edit] Cleveland Indians[edit] Pomeranz was initially drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2007 but decided to go to college instead.[6] He was then drafted by the Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Indians on August 16, 2010, right before the deadline; his contract, which included a $2.65 million signing bonus, was the largest bonus given to a college pitcher in the draft that year. He was considered one of the top 50 prospects in baseball in 2011.[7] Colorado Rockies[edit] On July 31, 2011 Pomeranz, Alex White, Joe Gardner, and Matt McBride were traded to the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies
for Ubaldo Jiménez.[8] He made his Major League debut when he started and pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win against the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds
on September 11, 2011.[9][10] He made 4 starts in September 2011, finishing 1–2 with a 5.40 ERA. After employing a 75 pitch limit after the first month of the season, Pomeranz averaged less than 5 innings per start. On May 7, 2012, Pomeranz hit his first career home run.[11] Pomeranz spent the 2012 season between AAA and the Rockies rotation, making 22 starts for them despite recording a 2-9 record. For the 2013 season, Pomeranz began the season in AAA and would only appear in 8 games, 4 starts for the Rockies. Oakland Athletics[edit]

Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
with the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
in 2015

On December 10, 2013, Pomeranz, along with minor league pitcher Chris Jensen, was traded to the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics
for pitcher Brett Anderson.[12][13] Pomeranz began 2014 as a member of the A's bullpen, where he made 9 appearances, going 1–1 with a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings, before being moved to the rotation on May 9 to replace the struggling Dan Straily.[14] Pomeranz didn't give up a run in the rotation until his 4th start, on May 25, giving Oakland three 5-inning starts of shutout ball before.[15] He made 8 starts, going 4–3 with a 3.21 ERA, striking out 37 in 42 innings, before fracturing his non-throwing hand by punching a wooden chair after giving up 8 runs in 3.2 innings against the Rangers on June 16.[16] Brad Mills took his spot in the rotation as Pomeranz went on the disabled list.[17] He was recalled from the Sacramento River Cats
Sacramento River Cats
on August 27 for a start against the Houston Astros.[18] He was optioned to the Beloit Snappers the next day. In his first season as an Oakland Athletic, Pomeranz posted a career low 2.35 ERA in 20 games, 10 starts for the A's. For the 2015 season, Pomeranz was shifted to the bullpen while also starting 9 games for the A's. Despite raising his ERA a full run higher from the previous season, Pomeranz finished appearing in a career high 53 games, recording 3 saves and logging in 86 innings. San Diego Padres[edit] On December 2, 2015, the Athletics traded Pomeranz, José Torres, and a player to be named later or cash considerations to the San Diego Padres for Marc Rzepczynski
Marc Rzepczynski
and Yonder Alonso.[19][20] Pomeranz approached Padres' manager Andy Green about giving him an opportunity to start. Pomeranz made the Padres' starting rotation, and was named to appear in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game
2016 MLB All-Star Game
after posting a 2.47 ERA and leading the NL with a .184 batting average against in the first half.[21] Boston Red Sox[edit] During the 2016 MLB All-Star break, the Padres traded Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
for Anderson Espinoza.[22] On September 16, 2016, Padres general manager A. J. Preller was suspended for 30 days for keeping two sets of medical records for players - one internal and one for league use. There were several instances, but the suspension was handed out specifically with respect to the Pomeranz trade.[23] He pitched to a 4.59 ERA in 2016 with the Red Sox.[24] In 2017, he went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA. Personal life[edit] Pomeranz married his longtime girlfriend, Carolyn Esserman, on November 19, 2016. His older brother Stu also played in MLB. Drew and Stu are the great-grandsons of former professional football and baseball player Garland Buckeye.[25] References[edit]

^ Six-Foot-Five Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
Opts For Baseball
Baseball
Over Basketball, Becomes Top-Five Pick WaitingForNextYear.com ^ Porter, Yancy (September 13, 2006). "Rebs commit Louisville Slugger All-American". Scout.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015.  ^ "USA wins World Baseball
Baseball
Challenge". USA Baseball. July 26, 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ "Pomeranz Pitches Team USA To World Baseball
Baseball
Challenge Title". University of Mississippi. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ Fitt, Aaron (July 29, 2009). "College stars shine for USA Baseball". Baseball
Baseball
America. ESPN.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ "2010 MLB Draft". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011.  ^ J. J. Cooper (July 7, 2011). "Midseason Top 50 Prospects List". Baseball
Baseball
America. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011.  ^ "Ubaldo Jimenez traded to Indians". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011.  ^ "Rockies' Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
quiets Reds in major league debut". Associated Press. September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ " Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
pitches 5 scoreless, 2-hit innings to win big league debut; Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies
4–1 over Cincinnati Reds". Cleveland Plain Dealer. September 11, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ Pomeranz's solo homer. MLB.com. May 7, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ Renck, Troy E. (December 11, 2013). "Rockies roll the dice on Brett Anderson, trade Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
to A's". Denver Post. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ Slusser, Susan (December 10, 2013). "A's deal Anderson to Rockies for Pomeranz". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 11, 2016.  ^ Slusser, Susan (May 9, 2014). "A's put Ryan Cook on DL, send Dan Straily to Sacramento". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.  ^ Slusser, Susan (May 25, 2014). "Toronto sweeps A's, Pomeranz's scoreless streak ends". San Francisco Gate. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.  ^ Lee, Jane (June 17, 2014). "Pomeranz to the DL; Scribner called up". Twitter. Retrieved June 17, 2014.  ^ Snyder, Matt (June 17, 2014). "A's place Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
on DL with fractured right hand". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014.  ^ Lee, Jane (August 27, 2014). "Pomeranz prepared for pivotal start in Houston". MLB.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.  ^ Lin, Dennis (December 2, 2015). "Padres trade Alonso to A's for Pomeranz". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ "Padres get Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
in exchange for A's Yonder Alonso". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 2, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ http://m.padres.mlb.com/news/article/189415196/drew-pomeranz-happy-to-be-padres-all-star/ ^ [1] ^ Olney, Buster. "Padres' A.J. Preller suspended 30 days after investigation of Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
trade". ESPN.com. September 16, 2016. Accessed September 16, 2016. ^ " Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
Stats Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.  ^ Saunders, Patrick (February 23, 2012). "Rockies' young left-hander Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
armed with rare poise". Denver Post. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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portal

Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
on Twitter
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One-on-one with Ole Miss’ Drew Pomeranz
Drew Pomeranz
Yahoo! Sports, March 24, 2010

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2010 College Baseball
Baseball
All-America Team consensus selections

P Danny Hultzen P Drew Pomeranz P Matt Purke P Chris Sale RP Chance Ruffin C Yasmani Grandal 1B Hunter Morris

2B Zack MacPhee 3B Anthony Rendon SS None O Gary Brown O Alex Dickerson O Chris Duffy DH None U None

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Southeastern Conference Baseball
Baseball
Pitcher
Pitcher
of the Year

2003: Marchbanks 2004: Hoyman 2005: Hochevar 2006: Schmidt 2007: Price 2008: Fields 2009: Coleman 2010: Pomeranz 2011: Garvin 2012: Stratton 2013: Nola 2014: Nola 2015: Fulmer 2016: Shore 2017: Hjelle

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2010 Major League Baseball
Baseball
Draft First Round Selections

Bryce Harper Jameson Taillon Manny Machado Christian Colón Drew Pomeranz Barret Loux Matt Harvey Delino DeShields Karsten Whitson Michael Choice Deck McGuire Yasmani Grandal Chris Sale Dylan Covey Jake Skole Hayden Simpson Josh Sale Kaleb Cowart Mike Foltynewicz Kolbrin Vitek Alex Wimmers Kellin Deglan Christian Yelich Gary Brown Zack Cox Kyle Parker Jesse Biddle Zach Lee Cam Bedrosian Chevy Clarke Justin O'Conner Cito Culver Michael Kvasnicka Aaron Sanchez Matthew Lipka Bryce Brentz Taylor Lindsey Noah Syndergaard Anthony Ranaudo Ryan Bolden Asher Wojciechowski Drew Vettleson Taijuan Walker Nick Castellanos Luke Jackson Seth Blair Peter Tago Chance Ruffin Mike Olt Tyrell Jenkins

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Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
first-round draft picks

1965: Fosse 1966: Curtis 1967: Heidemann 1968: Weaver 1969: McGrew 1970: Dunning 1971: Sloan 1972: Manning 1973: Tufts 1974: Brennan 1975: Cerone 1976: Glass 1977: Compton 1978: Lansford 1979: Bohnet 1980: Gruber 1981: Alpert 1982: M. Snyder 1983: Clark 1984: C. Snyder 1985: Pohel 1986: Swindell 1987: No first round pick 1988: Lewis, Nagy, Mutis 1989: Murray 1990: Costo, Hence 1991: Ramirez 1992: Shuey 1993: Kirkreit 1994: Wright 1995: D. Miller 1996: Peoples 1997: Drew, Fitzgerald 1998: Sabathia 1999: No first round pick 2000: Smith, Thompson 2001: Denham, Horne, Martin, Conroy 2002: Guthrie, Whitney, Schilling 2003: Aubrey, B. Snyder, A. Miller 2004: Sowers 2005: Crowe, Drennen 2006: Huff 2007: Mills 2008: Chisenhall 2009: White 2010: Pomeranz 2011: Lindor 2012: Naquin 2013: Frazier 2014: Zimmer, Sheffield 2015: Aiken 2016: Benson 2017: No first round pick

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Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
current roster

Active roster

2 Xander Bogaerts 3 Sandy León 7 Christian Vázquez 11 Rafael Devers 12 Brock Holt 13 Hanley Ramírez 16 Andrew Benintendi 18 Mitch Moreland 19 Jackie Bradley Jr. 22 Rick Porcello 23 Blake Swihart 24 David Price 28 J. D. Martinez 32 Matt Barnes 36 Eduardo Núñez 37 Heath Hembree 39 Carson Smith 41 Chris Sale 46 Craig Kimbrel 50 Mookie Betts 56 Joe Kelly 61 Brian Johnson 64 Marcus Walden 66 Bobby Poyner 76 Héctor Velázquez

Inactive roster

5 Tzu-Wei Lin 29 Roenis Elías 44 Brandon Workman 59 Sam Travis 63 Robby Scott 66 Williams Jerez 67 Chandler Shepherd 78 Jalen Beeks 79 Ty Buttrey

Disabled list

15 Dustin Pedroia 31 Drew Pomeranz 35 Steven Wright 40 Marco Hernández 47 Tyler Thornburg 57 Eduardo Rodríguez 62 Austin Maddox

Coaching staff

Manager 20 Alex Cora Bench 10 Ron Roenicke First base 82 Tom Goodwin Third base 52 Carlos Febles Pitching 60 Dana LeVangie Hitting 51 Tim Hyers Asst. hitting 58 Andy Barkett Bullpen 53 Craig Bjornson Asst. pitching 86 Bri

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