According to President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, Red Sox left-handed starter Drew Pomeranz will not need surgery to repair forearm and elbow issues. Said Dombrowski, "He has seen the doctor, the doctor looked at him. I can't really disclose totally everything that was done, but the doctor said no surgical procedure and the doctor feels he will be ready for next spring training for us." Boston sent elite pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza to the Padres for Pomeranz near the trading deadline. The team then learned that San Diego had not fully disclosed medical records for the pitcher—which resulted in suspension of the Padres GM and could have negated the whole deal. But, for some reason, Boston backed down on any challenge to the trade.