The Padres’ front office has been busy. The club has agreed to sign their former pitcher Drew Pomeranz, pending a physical according to Ken Rosenthal, via Twitter. This news came on the same day as a completed trade in which the Padres have sent infielder Luis Arias and Eric Lauer (LHP) to the Brewers. The club received Zach Davies (RHP) and Trent Grisham (OF) in exchange. Pomeranz is also coming from Milwaukee, which can help him settle in as he already knows some of his teammates.
#Padres in agreement with free-agent reliever Drew Pomeranz, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 27, 2019
Drew Pomeranz pitched in just 17 games for the Padres. He pitched well in that span, posting a 2.47 ERA as well as 115 strikeouts in 102 innings pitched. 2019 was an up-and-down year for the 31-year-old. He started the season with the Giants and posted a 5.68 ERA as well as a 1.609 WHIP. He went to the Brewers near the trade deadline, and they used him out of the bullpen which led to much better innings. In Milwaukee, he had a 2.39 ERA and started just one game out of the 25 he appeared in. Though he started some games for San Diego in 2016, he may move to the bullpen for them this season.
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