Report: Red Sox trade for Drew Pomeranz

By Michael Dixon

One of the biggest names on the trade market is headed to the Boston Red Sox. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Red Sox have acquired Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres.

Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports that top prospect Anderson Espinoza is a part of the deal going back to San Diego.

Pomeranz is having a stellar year for the Padres. In 17 starts, the lefty has posted a 2.47 ERA, 1.059 WHIP and 115 strikeouts in 102 innings. He also made his first career All-Star appearance on Tuesday.

He now figures to slot in at the front of Boston’s rotation. While this is his final year of team control, Pomeranz is not a rental, either. He still has two arbitration years remaining before he hits the free-agent market.

It has also been reported that Espinoza is the only player that the Padres are acquiring.

Espinoza, an 18-year-old starter from Venezuela, was ranked by Baseball America as the game’s 19th-best prospect heading into the season. The flame-throwing righty had posted a 5-8 record with a 4.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 17 starts for Single-A Greenville prior to the trade. He’s definitely a good add for a Padres organization that needs all the help it down on the farm.

That’s quite a haul for the Padres. San Diego acquired Pomeranz in the offseason for Yonder Alonso, who is struggling with the Oakland Athletics.