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Drew Pomeranz thanks Red Sox in heartfelt Instagram post

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Drew Pomeranz thanks Red Sox in heartfelt Instagram post

When Drew Pomeranz signed with the San Francisco Giants earlier this offseason, Red Sox fans likely weren't all that upset to see the left-hander go.

Pomeranz struggled mightily in 2018, posting a 2-6 record and 6.08 ERA in 26 appearances. A significant dropoff from his 2017 season, when the left-hander went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 32 starts.

Regardless, Pomeranz exited Boston a World Series champion, and Tuesday he posted a message on Instagram that shows he's thankful for everything the Sox organization had to offer.

Pomeranz will look to have a bounce-back season in San Francisco. It won't be the 30-year-old's first rodeo in the National League West or in the Bay Area. Pomeranz began his career with three seasons in Colorado before spending two years in Oakland, and then one in San Diego before getting shipped to Boston.

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Red Sox hold touching Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park

Red Sox hold touching Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox on Monday paid tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

At a nearly-empty Fenway Park, the Red Sox honored Memorial Day by dropping the American flag over the Green Monster. Robert Bean, a Medford, Mass., native and retired member of the United States Marine Corps and National Guard, performed “Taps” to top off the moving tribute.

See more from the ceremony below:


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Boston was supposed to host the Kansas City Royals for a Memorial Day matchup. Unfortunately, we were unable to be treated to baseball on the holiday, but credit to the Red Sox for going on with their tribute to our fallen heroes.

Who are the best center fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

Who are the best center fielders in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

The Red Sox have employed all manner of center fielders throughout their history.

Whereas left field has generally been home to run producers and right to all-around threats, the men in the middle have covered a wide range of styles. There are straight speedsters like Jacoby Ellsbury, defensive dynamos like Jackie Bradley Jr., fun-loving eccentric types like Johnny Damon, underappreciated standouts like Ellis Burks, and even plodding sluggers like Tony Armas.

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Only in recent years have the Red Sox consistently prioritized defense in the role, from Coco Crisp to Ellsbury to Bradley.

But that doesn't mean they haven't featured some talented players there, including a turn-of-century Hall of Famer, the younger brother of baseball royalty, and the one who fans over 50 still lament got away.

Click here for the Top 5 center fielders in Red Sox history.