BaseballMonkey Clearance Craze! Up to 50% Off Bats, Gloves & Mots, Balls, Apparel and more! Shop Now!
Legends On Deck

Red Sox Trade Top Pitching Prospect To Padres For Pomeranz

Anderson-Espinoza-Baseball America

Anderson Espinoza (Image Source: BaseballAmerica.com)

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.

The San Diego Padres sent lefty starter Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox and in return they landed Boston’s #4 prospect Anderson Espinoza.

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.

Featured Photo Credit: Kamil Krzacynski / UA TODAY Sports

David Conde

David Conde

Co-Founder/Executive Editor at Legends On Deck®
David is the Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®. He was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com. David's idea forLegends on Deck is to be a site where passionate fans of the game have a place to read about their favorite baseball teams. The site is also for people who had a talent to write or even take photographs and have the platform to share. The passion of following the Minor Leagues can be seen all over the site as the players journey's are what what drives the LOD team to share their content. David's passion is making available a site that people can have fun sharing and reading.

You can also reach out to David at daconde@legendsondeck.com
David Conde