Red Sox agree to terms with left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on one-year contract
The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2017 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
With today's agreement, left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad is the only remaining unsigned Red Sox player eligible for salary arbitration.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Pomeranz, 28, earned his first career All-Star Game selection in 2016 before being traded by the San Diego Padres to the Red Sox on July 14. Between the two clubs, the left-hander was 11-12 with a 3.32 ERA (63 ER/170.2 IP), 186 strikeouts, and a .217 opponent batting average in a career-high 30 starts and one relief appearance. He also pitched in the postseason for the first time in his career, recording 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against Cleveland before allowing two runs in 1.1 innings out of the bullpen in Game 3. Selected by the Indians in the first round-fifth overall-of the 2010 June Draft, Pomeranz is 25-36 with a 3.80 ERA (195 ER/462.1 IP) in 138 major league games (79 starts) with the Colorado Rockies (2011-13), Oakland A's (2014-15), Padres (2016), and Red Sox (2016).