Friday, April 20, 2018

Drew Pomeranz Comes Off Disabled List To Start Against Athletics Tonight

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In a somewhat surprising move, the Red Sox activated fifth starter Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day disabled list and designated him to take the hill in tonight's opener at Oakland. During his very first Spring Training start, the lefty suffered a left forearm strain that landed him on the disabled list until today. The 29-year-old had a terrific 2017 season—going 17-6 with a stellar 3.32 ERA. Not to put any pressure on the guy, but he's joining a rotation that has, thus far, posted a ridiculous combined 1.98 ERA in 2018. The Red Sox will be going from one red-hot West Coast team to another—as the A's have won four straight and six of their last 10. One of their key offensive contributors so far is none other than former Carmine Hoser Jed Lowrie (.346, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs). Of course, the Halos were pretty hot before Tuesday, too.