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Top Drew Pomeranz News

  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Unlikely to pitch this season

    Manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that Pomeranz (elbow) is probably not going to pitch this season, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Pomeranz recently received positive news regarding his left elbow, but he isn't expected to have enough time to ramp back up prior to the end of the season. The southpaw had his rehab assignment shut down Aug. 19, and although he'll likely be sidelined for the remainder of 2022, it wouldn't be surprising to see him available for the start of spring training in 2023.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Gets good news, return questionable

    Pomeranz received positive news on his left elbow, but it's still uncertain if he'll be able to return before the end of the season, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

    Pomeranz had his rehab stint halted Aug. 19 after feeling discomfort in his pitching elbow, but a subsequent examination revealed no major issues. That opens the door for the left-hander to ramp back up in time to rejoin the Padres before the end of the campaign, though it's far from a certainty since he hasn't yet restarted the rehab assignment. Pomeranz hasn't pitched in the majors in over a year, so he'll likely need multiple more minor-league appearances before he's ready to be activated.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Could miss season

    Pomeranz (elbow) suffered a recent setback during his rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso, and it's uncertain if he'll be able to return this season, per

    Pomeranz began a minor-league rehab assignment in early August and tossed 4.2 innings over two weeks. He hasn't pitched since Aug. 19, however, after feeling discomfort in his left arm while with El Paso. Details about Pomeranz's status have been hazy, but with the season coming to a close, he's running out of time to make it back to big-league action. The lefty reliever hasn't pitched in the majors for over a year, so he'll likely need multiple more rehab outings if he's able to bounce back from his latest setback soon.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Rehab transferred to Triple-A

    Pomeranz (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, per

    Pomeranz has been taking part in game action for nearly two weeks, logging four appearances between the Arizona Complex League, Single-A Lake Elsinore and Triple-A El Paso. He's struggled a bit in those outings, giving up a total of four runs over 3.2 innings. However, he's also struck out six batters and hasn't suffered any setbacks. The Padres are hopeful that Pomeranz will be able to give their bullpen a significant boost down the stretch.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Begins rehab assignment

    Pomeranz (elbow) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Friday in the first game of his rehab assignment for the Padres' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate.

    This was the first rehab appearance for Pomeranz since he underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his left elbow last August. He's been working his way back slowly but appears to have taken a significant step toward returning to the big club. Pomeranz figures to need multiple more rehab outings to get his arm back in game shape, but he could join the Padres at some point in the coming weeks.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Nearing rehab assignment

    Pomeranz (elbow) threw his third simulated inning Friday and will toss another bullpen session before potentially kicking off a minor-league rehab assignment, per

    Pomeranz threw 26 pitches in his most recent sim game, increasing his output from his first two outings against live hitters. The lefty hurler's next steps aren't yet determined beyond an additional bullpen session in the coming days. Pomeranz hasn't pitched in a game for almost a year, so he's likely to require significant time to ramp up once he begins a rehab stint.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Tosses simulated game

    Pomeranz (elbow) threw 19 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

    Pomeranz has recently been throwing from a mound with batters in the box, but this was the first time hitters have taken swings against him. The left-hander is recovering from flexor tendon surgery and has yet to pitch this season, so he figures to need plenty of ramp-up time before returning to game action for the Padres.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Yet to advance to live BP

    Pomeranz (elbow) threw off the Petco Park mound with teammates in the batter's box Friday, but the hitters didn't take swings, Shaun O'Neill of reports.

    At first glance it may have appeared that Pomeranz was taking a significant step forward in his recovery from flexor tendon surgery, but the throwing session was not much different from a bullpen aside from the fact that it was from the main pitcher's mound and hitters stood in to provide a strike zone. The lefty reliever has been throwing bullpens for weeks and said that Friday's workout was simply a way to get "a different visual." Pomeranz is getting closer to tossing a simulated game or a live bullpen session, but he's likely still weeks away from pitching in a game.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Ups intensity in side sessions

    Pomeranz (elbow) has been throwing bullpen sessions consisting of around 30 pitches at about 95 percent intensity for the past two weeks, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Assuming he's experienced no setbacks in his recovery from the flexor tendon surgery he underwent last August, Pomeranz should soon be ready to graduate to facing hitters in live batting practice. The Padres have yet to provide a clear timeline for Pomeranz to come off the 60-day injured list for his 2022 debut, but he likely won't be ready to go before the All-Star break.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Making progress

    Pomeranz (elbow) has begun to throw at 75-80 percent during his bullpen sessions, Joe Harris of reports.

    Pomeranz has been tossing bullpens for over a week, but he only recently upped his intensity. That suggests that the left-handed reliever is getting closer to a return, though Padres manager Bob Melvin stated that the team is leery of rushing Pomeranz back too quickly given his past injuries. "I know he's going to get back out there, it's really good to have him back, but you don't want to push that because he's had some injuries in the past too," Melvin said. Though a clear timeline remains uncertain, Pomeranz is expected to return to action sometime in June.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Throwing bullpens

    Pomeranz (elbow) tossed a bullpen session Saturday and will throw another early this week, the Associated Press reports.

    Pomeranz has yet to pitch this season after undergoing flexor tendon surgery on his left elbow last August, but he appears to be taking steps toward a return. San Diego is expected to make a decision on his next steps following his next bullpen session, and the left-hander could be getting close to a rehab assignment. A return to big-league action in early-to-mid June appears to be a possibility.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Not yet throwing from mound

    Pomeranz (elbow) has been regularly playing catch from 120 feet but hasn't yet thrown from a mound, AJ Cassavell of reports.

    Pomeranz is eligible to return from the injured list in less than a month, but it's unclear if he'll be immediately ready given where he is at in his recovery at this point. The left-hander figures to play a prominent role in San Diego's bullpen whenever he is able to return.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Goes on 60-day IL

    The Padres placed Pomeranz (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    San Diego's decision to place Pomeranz on the 60-day IL frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty, whom the team acquired via trade from the Dodgers in a corresponding move. The Padres had already ruled out Pomeranz for the start of the season while he remains limited to throwing off flat ground in his rehab program from elbow surgery, and the transaction now ensures that he'll remain sidelined until at least early June. Due to the time he'll miss to begin the season, Pomeranz appears unlikely to factor into the Padres' unsettled closer situation, at least not initially when he ultimately returns.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Doubtful for Opening Day

    Pomeranz is playing catch but remains doubtful for Opening Day as he works his way back from flexor tendon surgery, AJ Cassavell of reports.

    Pomeranz underwent the procedure back in August. While it's a positive that he's been able to play catch, he's yet to throw off a mound. The lefty has closer upside once he's eventually healthy, as he owns a 1.62 ERA and a 33.7 percent strikeout rate over the last two innings, but injuries have unfortunately been the story throughout much of the veteran's career.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Pomeranz (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    Pomeranz has been ruled out for the season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon last week, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural. The transaction makes room for Jurickson Profar, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Done for season

    Pomeranz (torn flexor tendon) will have surgery Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Pomeranz had been sidelined with left forearm inflammation -- his second IL stint with that designation over the past six weeks. He also missed significant time earlier this season with a lat injury. Pomeranz is under contract with San Diego for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. He finishes the year with a 1.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 25.2 innings.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Hits IL with forearm inflammation

    Pomeranz was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to right forearm inflammation, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Though he scooped up his 13th hold of the season and lowered his ERA to 1.75 during his relief appearance in Tuesday's win over the Marlins, Pomeranz exited the contest after experiencing pain in his forearm, an injury manager Jayce Tingler indicated was "very similar" to what the lefty has dealt with off and on throughout the season, per Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Pomeranz could be sent in for additional tests before the Padres have a clear sense of when he'll be ready to return, but given the recurring nature of his forearm problems, it wouldn't be surprising if he was sidelined for more than the minimum 10 days.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Notches first win

    Pomeranz (1-0) won Saturday's 6-2 matchup with the Diamondbacks, allowing one hit in the eighth inning.

    Pomeranz took over a 2-2 game in the eighth and fired 11 of 13 pitches for strikes to keep Arizona off the board before San Diego scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to put the lefty in line for the win. Surprisingly enough, this was Pomeranz's first decision despite appearing in 26 games. He now sports a robust 1.80 ERA with 10 walks and 30 strikeouts in 25 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 228 lbs
Birthplace: Collierville, TN
Age: 34
School: Ole Miss
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, L