Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

The up-and-down Drew Pomeranz era in Boston has come to an end.

According to multiple reports, the San Francisco Giants have struck a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the former Red Sox lefty.

The signing was first reported by Larry Krueger, who works for KNBR sports radio in San Francisco.

Pomeranz was acquired by the Red Sox in 2016 from the San Diego Padres for top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza.

It was later revealed that Pomeranz had injury concerns in his throwing elbow, but the Red Sox declined an opportunity to rescind the trade amid a Major League Baseball investigation into the Padres handling of medical information with trade partners.

Espinoza underwent Tommy John surgery two season ago and has not pitched in the minor leagues since.

Pomeranz had a 17-win season in 2017, but had a disastrous 2018 with a 2-6 record and a 6.08 ERA.

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