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Drew Pomeranz exits Friday’s start early

It looked like a back issue.

MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox may have just suffered a major blow to their rotation. Drew Pomeranz, pitching through some wet conditions at Fenway, had gotten through 3 13 scoreless innings against the Yankees. Then, in the middle of the second at bat in the fourth inning, the lefty made an awful pitch and some of the infielders noticed that something wasn’t right. That brought out John Farrell and the training staff.

Obviously, it’s hard to say exactly what is going on at this moment. We have no information. What I can say is that it appeared that Pomeranz was tugging his lower back when he was talking to the trainers. You could see that he was having some trouble finishing his pitches, and something clearly wasn’t right. Hopefully, this is just a minor tweak and he’ll be better tomorrow, particularly in drier weather. We’ll keep you posted when we get more updates.

UPDATE: The Red Sox announce that Pomeranz was pulled with back spasms.