Drew Pomeranz injury update: Red Sox LHP's MRI reveals mild flexor strain

Drew Pomeranz (Getty Photographs)

Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz left his begin Friday with forearm tightness, however his MRI revealed he merely had a mild flexor strain. He stated he wasn’t involved after struggling the injury and he echoed these sentiments Saturday.

“Sort of what I anticipated,” he advised reporters. “Nothing actually too critical. Just a bit soreness.”

Pomeranz, who set the Cardinals down so as within the backside of the first inning in Jupiter, Fla., threw a breaking ball excessive to Marcell Ozuna to open the second. He instantly stepped off the mound and supervisor Alex Cora and the Red Sox coaching employees met him on the infield.

He left the sport instantly, changed by Adam Lau. Pomeranz later advised reporters that his leaving the sport was precautionary.

Supervisor Alex Cora stated the MRI revealed no structural injury. Pomeranz might be shut down for now and re-evaluated Tuesday, in response to the Boston Herald.

In 32 begins in 2017, Pomeranz was 17-6 with a three.32 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and four.zero WAR as he and Chris Sale shared the staff lead in victories for the AL East champions.