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Red Sox Trade Top Pitching Prospect To Padres For Pomeranz
- Updated: July 14, 2016
The Boston Red Sox are in second place, just two games out of first in the AL East behind the Baltimore Orioles and on Thursday evening they added a solid arm to assist in their playoff push.
Espinoza, an 18-year old right hander and a native of Venezuela, started his professional career last season moving between the Dominican Summer League, Gulf Coast League and Class-A (Full) and combined he was 0-2, with a 1.23 ERA, with 65 strikeouts in 58.1 innings.
This season prior to the trade, Espinoza still pitching with the Class-A Affiliate Greenville Drive, posted a 5-8 record, with a 4.38 ERA, and 72 strikeouts in 76 innings.
Drew Pomeranz is in his sixth big league season and now joining his fourth team, so far this season he is 8-7, with a 2.47 ERA, and 115 strikeouts in 102 innings.
In 2015, Pomeranz, then with the Oakland A’s started just nine of 53 games he appeared in and was 5-6, with a 3.66 ERA, three saves and 82 strikeouts.
The Red Sox gave up their future for a player that can start and come out of the pen and help them reach the playoffs.
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