Drew Pomeranz's Journey To The Red Sox Was Well Worth The Wait
Huffington Post - 7 months
Drew Pomeranz did the unthinkable in 2016. Despite being traded for the third time in six years and despite battling an onslaught of shoulder problems, the 27-year-old pitcher earned the first All-Star appearance of his career. Better yet, the Midsummer Classic took place in San Diego, where he’d been starring for the lowly Padres, accumulating the third-best ERA in baseball (2.47) while ranking first in opponents’ batting average (.184) for all National League pitchers.
Yet less than 48 hours after the All-Star Game ― in which Pomeranz pitched a scoreless inning in relief ― he found out he’d been traded to the Boston Red Sox. He wasn’t necessarily surprised, however. Although the recently engaged pitcher did have to bow out of wedding-planning mode, getting set to play for his fourth team in six years almost felt like a relief.
“I’ve been hearing stuff for a while about different teams that were on me,” the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Pomeranz told The Huffington Post. “My agent calle
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