The Red Sox rotation looks like it’s set to get back to full(ish) strength within the next week or two with David Price’s impending return. That is now questionable, with Drew Pomeranz leaving Sunday’s game early.
After three innings of work, Pomeranz came out to throw his warmup pitches before starting the fourth. While doing so, he must have felt something in his arm and started shaking the arm out. He threw his last warmup pitch after having a short conversation with Dustin Pedroia, and it looked like he might try to get the inning started. Instead, John Farrell and the trainer came out to look at the lefty and ultimately he left the contest.
At this point, we have no idea what the issue is or even an initial diagnosis. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
UPDATE: It’s left tricep tightness for Pomeranz. This is the same injury that kept him out in spring training, for whatever that’s worth.
Pomeranz has left triceps tightness— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) May 14, 2017
UPDATE 2: Pomeranz says he should be back for his next start.
Drew Pomeranz: "At this point, I should be fine for my next start."— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) May 14, 2017