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  • Drew Pomeranz: Elects free agency

    Pomeranz cleared waivers Friday and elected to become a free agent, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Just days after signing a big-league deal with the Giants last Friday, Pomeranz was DFA'd by the club Tuesday and will now re-enter free agency rather than joining Triple-A Sacramento. The 35-year-old southpaw allowed six earned runs in nine innings with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2021. He'll presumably seek out another major-league contract elsewhere.

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  • Giants' Drew Pomeranz: Designated for assignment

    Pomeranz was designated for assignment Tuesday.

    Pomeranz had just joined the Giants on Friday after opting out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers in April, but now his time in San Francisco is done without having made an appearance. The 35-year-old 's last big-league appearance was in 2021 for San Diego, and he's dealt with forearm and elbow injuries since. In eight Triple-A appearances this season, Pomeranz has a 6.00 ERA and a 14:1 K:BB across nine innings. In a corresponding move, Spencer Howard was selected from Triple-A Sacramento.

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  • Giants' Drew Pomeranz: Joining Giants

    Pomeranz signed a one-year deal with San Francisco on Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Pomeranz opted out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers in April and has been out of work since. He'll immediately join the Giants' 26-man roster, with Mason Black being optioned and catcher Jakson Reetz getting DFA'd. Pomeranz hasn't pitched in the bigs since 2021 and has dealt with forearm and elbow injuries since. In eight Triple-A appearances this season, Pomeranz has a 6.00 ERA and a 14:1 K:BB across nine innings.

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  • Drew Pomeranz: Opts out of minor-league contract

    Pomeranz was released by the Dodgers on Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Pomeranz had an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract and has exercised it. The veteran left-hander allowed six runs over five innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City, although he did have a 7:1 K:BB and was touching 94 mph with his fastball, per Ardaya. He should be able to land on his feet in another organization.

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  • Dodgers' Drew Pomeranz: Latches on with Dodgers

    The Dodgers signed Pomeranz to a minor-league contract Friday.

    Pomeranz was in camp with the Angels this spring before being released prior to Opening Day. The veteran left-hander last pitched in the majors in 2021, having dealt with elbow problems the last couple years. Pomeranz has been excellent in relief when healthy, so he makes plenty of sense on a no-risk, minor-league pact.

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  • Drew Pomeranz: Let go by Halos

    The Angels released Pomeranz on Sunday.

    The veteran left-hander was in camp as a non-roster invitee and allowed five runs with a 6:3 K:BB over eight innings during spring training. Pomeranz has battled elbow issues over the past couple years and last pitched in the majors in 2021 with San Diego.

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  • Angels' Drew Pomeranz: Inks deal with Halos

    Pomeranz (elbow) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels on Tuesday that includes an invitation to big-league spring training, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Pomeranz has been sidelined the past two seasons with elbow issues, so he'll have to settle for a minor-league deal in 2024. The left-hander could provide some solid bullpen depth if he can stay healthy, given the 1.75 ERA he posted the last time he pitched in the majors during 2021.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Shut down with elbow pain

    Pomeranz has been shut down for the year due to renewed elbow discomfort, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Pomeranz restarted a minor-league rehab assignment in late August, but he allowed six earned runs over 3.1 innings (four appearances) before his troublesome left elbow began barking again. The 34-year-old impending free agent hasn't pitched in a major-league game since 2021.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Rocked again in rehab outing

    Pomeranz (elbow) pitched two-thirds of an inning for Triple-A El Paso in a rehab appearance Friday, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk without notching any strikeouts.

    Pomeranz hasn't pitched in the majors since 2021, so some rustiness isn't unexpected. Still, the Padres may not want to activate him until he begins throwing more effectively -- in hist last two outings with El Paso, he's allowed six runs on five hits and three walks with just one punchout over 1.1 frames. It's not yet clear when San Diego plans to have Pomeranz rejoin the big-league club, though the veteran reliever has previously indicated a determination to pitch for the Padres before the end of the season.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Moves rehab to Triple-A

    Pomeranz (elbow) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday and gave up two runs on one hit and two walks while recording two outs.

    Pomeranz needed 25 pitches just to retire two of the five batters he faced in his first rehab outing at Triple-A and the second of his assignment overall after he previously tossed a scoreless inning for Single-A Lake Elsinore last Friday. The veteran southpaw has remained on the Padres' 60-day injured list all season and will likely require at least a handful of outings at El Paso before being deemed ready to rejoin the big-league bullpen.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Restarts rehab assignment

    Pomeranz (elbow) pitched one inning for Single-A Lake Elsinore on Friday, striking out all three batters he faced in a scoreless inning.

    Pomeranz had previously engaged in a minor-league rehab stint in late April but ended up getting shut down from throwing after three outings due to continued elbow discomfort. The lefty reliever hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing flexor tendon surgery in August of 2021, and he also dealt with a neck strain this spring. If he doesn't encounter any setbacks in his current rehab assignment, Pomeranz could be back in the Padres' bullpen in early September.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Engaged in throwing program

    Pomeranz (elbow) has been throwing for weeks and stills intends to return to the Padres' bullpen this season, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Pomeranz hasn't pitched in a big-league game since 2021 and has encountered multiple setbacks this season while attempting to return. The lefty reliever underwent an arthroscopic procedure in late May to clean up "junk" in his throwing elbow but has since resumed a throwing program. However, Pomeranz hasn't yet tossed any bullpens and will need to restart a minor-league rehab assignment before potentially being activated from the 60-day IL, so he remains at least several weeks away from pitching for the Padres. The veteran did say that he foresees returning this season, stating, "I'm determined to get back to where I was. There's still time left."

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Undergoes elbow 'cleanup'

    Padres manager Bob Melvin said Pomeranz underwent "cleanup surgery" on his elbow Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

    It sounds like arthroscopic surgery, which carries a far shorter timetable than other elbow procedures and will keep hope alive that Pomeranz can be a contributor at some point in 2023. He hasn't appeared in a major-league game since 2021 due to a range of different injuries, the most notable of those being a flexor tendon strain.

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

    The Padres transferred Pomeranz (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

    The move clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for Drew Carlton, who had his contract selected from Triple-A El Paso prior to Monday's clash against Kansas City. Pomeranz is currently rehabbing from a left elbow flexor tendon surgery and remains without a firm timetable for a return after being pulled off his rehab assignment in late April due to left arm discomfort.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Resuming rehab assignment

    Pomeranz (arm) will join Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Pomeranz opened the season on the 15-day injured list while he continued to recover from left elbow flexor tendon surgery, and though he started up a rehab assignment April 18, he made just three appearances before being shut down after experiencing renewed discomfort in his surgically repaired arm. He was idle for about a week before he resumed throwing again, and he now appears ready to test himself in a competitive setting. Expect Pomeranz to make at least a couple of appearances for El Paso before the Padres consider activating him.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Showing improvement

    Pomeranz is experiencing reduced discomfort in his left arm, and he could resume his throwing progression soon, per MLB.com.

    Pomeranz was pulled from a minor-league rehab assignment after just one game in late April as a result of discomfort in his throwing arm, but the issue has reportedly "mostly subsided." The veteran reliever appears to have a chance to start throwing again soon, though the Padres may want to be cautious given the series of setbacks Pomeranz has experienced as he's attempted to work his way back to the big club. The 34-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2021.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Shut down from throwing program

    Pomeranz (neck) has been shut down after experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm during his latest rehab appearance, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    The veteran southpaw gave up three earned runs while recording one out in his most recent rehab appearance with Triple-A El Paso, likely suffering the injury during that appearance. Pomeranz was returning from flexor tendon surgery when a neck strain delayed his rehab in early April, and now his arm has started barking again. He should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Moves rehab to Triple-A

    Pomeranz (neck/elbow) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Pomeranz logged two perfect innings with Single-A Lake Elsinore and should finally be cleared to return to the Padres' bullpen after maybe one or two appearances with El Paso. The lefty reliever hasn't pitched in a major-league game since 2021 due to flexor tendon surgery and subsequent complications.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Getting closer to return

    Pomeranz (neck/elbow) will need at least one one more rehab outing before being activated from the injured list, per MLB.com.

    Pomeranz has appeared in two games with Single-A Lake Elsinore thus far, hurling two perfect innings and notching one strikeout. It appears the veteran hurler could be ready to join the Padres' bullpen after one more rehab outing, which would be a much-needed boost to a relief corps that is currently without Robert Suarez (elbow) and fellow lefty Adrian Morejon (elbow), among others. Pomeranz hasn't pitched in a big-league game since August of 2021, so he may be used in lower-leverage situations initially.

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  • Padres' Drew Pomeranz: Hurls perfect frame in rehab outing

    Pomeranz (neck/elbow) struck out one batter in a perfect inning for Single-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday.

    This was Pomeranz's first rehab outing of the campaign and just his sixth time appearing in a game at any level since 2021. The veteran reliever is attempting to work his way back to the majors after flexor tendon surgery and a subsequent setback kept him away from the Padres for all of 2022. The length of Pomeranz's rehab assignment isn't yet clear, but manager Bob Melvin has suggested that it could be on the short side, per MLB.com.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Collierville, TN
Age: 35
School: Ole Miss
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: R, L