Pomeranz allowed one hit in a scoreless inning Saturday to earn the hold against Texas. All three of his outs came via strikeout. While Mark Melancon has secured the coveted closer role that Pomeranz was thought to be in contention for heading into the season, the latter has fared well as a setup man, hurling four scoreless innings and compiling a 7:0 K:BB through four appearances. Pomeranz's ability to rack up strikeouts and put up elite ratios make him a worthwhile fantasy target despite the lack of save opportunities, especially in leagues that count holds.
Pomeranz (forearm) threw a perfect inning in Friday's Cactus League game against Seattle, notching two strikeouts. Pomeranz needed only seven pitches to mow down the Mariners in order after missing nearly three weeks with left forearm inflammation. The 32-year-old appears to have avoided a long-term injury and should be ready to roll as one of the Padres' most important bullpen arms on Opening Day.
Pomeranz (forearm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Pomeranz hasn't pitched in a game since March 9 due to left forearm inflammation, but the Padres remain hopeful that he'll be able to avoid a stint on the injured list to begin the season. If Pomeranz is able to rejoin the pitching schedule this weekend as expected, he'll improve his odds of being included on the Opening Day roster. What role Pomeranz might fill when healthy is more of a question, as manager Jayce Tingler hasn't yet committed to a closer. If Tingler elects to begin the season with a committee approach to closer or if a healthy Pomeranz is deployed in a more flexible late-inning role, Mark Melancon and Emilio Pagan could have clearer paths to save chances.
Pomeranz (forearm) is playing catching from about 100 feet Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 32-year-old wasn't throwing over the past few days while waiting for inflammation to subside, but he's resumed playing catch Sunday. Pomeranz avoided any structural damage to his left forearm, but he has less than two weeks to ramp back up in time for Opening Day.
Pomeranz is not throwing while waiting for inflammation in his forearm to lessen, Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Pomeranz has been dealing with tightness in his left forearm, and the injury is accompanied by some inflammation. Though tests revealed no structural damage to the forearm, the southpaw's status for Opening Day remains in question. Pomeranz has not pitched in a game since March 9.
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