The Red Sox have acquired a quality lefty arm for their rotation in Drew Pomeranz. In 17 starts this season, Pomeranz is 8-7 with a 2.47 ERA. He was leading the NL in batting average against with an impressive .184 mark. He also is averaging 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
Pomeranz made his first all-star appearance a few days ago in San Diego in front of his hometown fans. He is now headed to the east coast to pitch for the Red Sox, who will be his fifth different organization.
The Padres will be receiving an 18 year-old pitching prospect by the name of Anderson Espinoza. He was regarded as Boston’s number four prospect. In Baseball America’s midseason top prospects list, Espinoza checked in at number fifteen.
Espinoza has a 4.38 ERA thus far in A ball this season. He was signed for $1.8 million in 2014.
Pomeranz will be under contract through the 2018 season. He is making $1.35 million this year.
The deal was first reported by Dennis Lin on Twitter. It is of note that the Red Sox were on our short list of potential landing spots for Pomeranz in our Top 10 Pitchers That Could Be Moved at the Trade Deadline article.