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Report: Drew Pomeranz signs with Giants, ends underwhelming Red Sox tenure

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Report: Drew Pomeranz signs with Giants, ends underwhelming Red Sox tenure

The Drew Pomeranz Era in Boston is over.

The San Francisco Giants are signing the free-agent pitcher to a one-contract worth $1.5 million, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal confirmed Wednedsay. KNBR's Larry Krueger was the first to report the signing.

Few expected Pomeranz to re-sign with the Boston Red Sox after his one-year, $8.5 million deal expired this offseason.

The 30-year-old left-hander enjoyed brief spurts of success with the Red Sox since joining the club via trade from the San Diego Padres at the 2016 MLB trade deadline. He posted a 17-6 record with a 3.32 ERA during the 2017 season while pitching a career-high 173 2/3 innings and at his best was a solid back-end starter for Boston.

Injuries and inconsistency plagued Pomeranz in 2018, however. He appeared in just 26 games while battling arm problems and put up an unseemly 6.08 ERA, resulting in his demotion to the bullpen. He also was left off the Red Sox's playoff roster, a sign that he wouldn't figure into manager Alex Cora's pitching plans in 2019.

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Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright's Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it'll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI's Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

"I'm fully committed to rehab and making a comeback," Wright told Bradford. "I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven't been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused."

Wright made only six appearances for the Red Sox in 2019 as he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in January and served an 80-game suspension. The 35-year-old also served a 15-game suspension in 2018 for violating the league's domestic violence policy.

Wright posted a 24-16 record with a 3.86 ERA in 81 total appearances during his tenure in Boston.

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Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Fifteen years ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled off the impossible vs. the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez took a trip down memory lane to relive the unforgettable moments in a nostalgia-filled video for FOX Sports. The two legends relive everything from A-Rod slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove to Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

A-Rod shared the video and wrote about his painful memories from the series on Twitter. Watch and read below:

Credit to Rodriguez for being a good sport (imagine reading that sentence 15 years ago?...)

The Yankees could find themselves ousted from another ALCS on Friday night when they take on the Astros in a do-or-die Game 5. They would have to win three straight games, including two on the road, to advance to the World Series.

The last team to do that? You guessed it. The '04 Red Sox.

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