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Padres manager Bob Melvin isn't certain when or where Pomeranz's rehab assignment will begin. But the next time he pitches, it'll be in a game within the next few days.
Pomeranz threw a live BP session in Arizona over the weekend. "He just wants to get back and pitch as quickly as he can," Melvin said. "So do you build him up for a long period of time with some of the injuries he's had? Or do you get his bullets here as soon as you can? I think we're still kind of discussing that. I know if it were up to him, he's felt like he's had enough of [the buildup] probably to where it's sooner than later. But we'll see."
San Diego Padres reliever Drew Pomeranz is slated to throw a bullpen session on March 16 as he works his way back from flexor tendon surgery.
Pomeranz missed the entire 2022 season due to flexor tendon surgery and while he will throw his first simulated game on March 16, he is still eyeing an Opening-Day return. The left-hander has been simply dominant since converting to a full-time reliever over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, combining for a 1.62 ERA across 47 appearances in that time. His return would be a welcomed addition to a Padres bullpen that slipped to 14th with a 3.83 ERA last season.
Drew Pomeranz (elbow) will be limited to begin spring training according to manager Bob Melvin.
Pomeranz has fought health issues throughout his tenure with San Diego, and the club will look to take a slow approach in an attempt to preserve the left-handed for when the games begin to count. Pomeranz posted an impressive 1.75 ERA in 27 relief appearances during the 2021 season.
San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation.
Pomeranz was evaluated for forearm tightness and had been dealing with injuries all season. He was placed on the injured list Wednesday and will miss at least the next 10 days. The southpaw owns a 1.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 across 25 2/3 innings in 2021. San Diego swaps one high-leverage reliever for another as Daniel Hudson was activated from the COVID-19 list in a corresponding move.
Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz is being evaluated for forearm tightness.
Pomeranz has been dealing with this for most of the season. He could be headed back to the IL.