A couple of months ago, the Boston Red Sox landed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz in a trade from the San Diego Padres in-exchange for top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza.
Now, we know more about the trade than we would likely ever know about any normal trade.
Not long after the trade was completed, it was revealed that Padres general manager A.J. Preller did not disclose proper medical information with the Red Sox, leading to him being investigated by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and suspended for 30 days without pay.
Speaking of Manfred, after it was revealed that Preller didn’t use the proper medical protocol in the trade, Manfred offered Boston a chance to rescind the July 14 trade. Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox declined to have the traded vetoed:
Manfred: The Red Sox were offered the opportunity to rescind the Pomeranz-Espinoza trade, but they declined.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) October 2, 2016
The Red Sox are currently trying to win a World Series in David Ortiz‘s final season, so it’s not hard to see why the team wants to hold onto a 2016 all-star like Pomeranz, who is also under team control for the next two seasons for the Red Sox.
Dayn Perry of CBS Sports notes that the trade still may have gone through, but not for the price of Espinoza if the two sides had to re-negotiate the trade.
Nonetheless, since coming to Boston, Pomeranz has posted a 3-5 win-loss record with a 4.68 earned run average and 69 strikeouts in 67.1 innings of work.
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