Report: Dodgers announce the signing of All-Star Starting Pitcher

Dodgers Sign Ex-All-Star Starting Pitcher: Report
Drew Pomeranz, a starting pitcher, has spent the last four seasons of his career in southern California. He may continue to call Southern California home after March 29.

Oklahoma City Triple-Alex Freedman, a broadcaster, stated that the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Pomeranz to a minor league contract. He will begin his time with the club with the minor league team in Oklahoma City.

“Nine-year MLB vet who has been beleaguered by injuries the past two seasons,” Freedman said on X (formerly Twitter). “Was with the Angels in Spring Training and recently released.”

The Angels released Pomeranz on March 24. He spent the previous four seasons with the San Diego Padres, his second tenure with the club.

Pomeranz has formerly thrown for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and Milwaukee Brewers. He’s 48-58 with a 3.91 ERA in 289 games. He has started 140 games in his 13-year MLB career.

During his debut season with the Padres in 2016, he was named to the All-Star team.
The Dodgers add starting pitching depth with Drew Pomeranz.
Tyler Glasnow shone in the Dodgers’ home opener, his second appearance. He allowed only one run on two hits in six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.

However, the Dodgers’ starting rotation is fraught with uncertainty before the season begins in 2024. Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler begin the regular season on the disabled list. Emmet Sheehan, Dustin May, and Tony Gonsolin are all on the IL.

Last season, the five starters combined for more than 340 innings, and Buehler did not pitch at all. Buehler is still healing from the Tommy John surgery he had in August 2022.

The Dodgers will not benefit immediately from Pomeranz’s signing. However, if he performs well at Triple-A, he might provide an extra senior arm to help eat innings this year.

Pomeranz’s last MLB start occurred in 2019 with the Brewers. In total, he made 47 relief appearances for the Padres in 2020 and 2021.

During those two seasons, he had a 1.62 ERA across 44.1 innings. In 2021, he was especially difficult against left-handed batters, allowing only a.156 batting average.
Pomeranz made the All-Star squad in 2016, going 11-12 with a 3.32 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 170.2 innings.

It is unclear whether the Dodgers consider Pomeranz as a starter or a reliever in their organization.






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