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Pomeranz was confident that he'll make his scheduled start Friday after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Added 03/21/17 11:05 pm (EST)
Pomeranz didn't speak with reporters but gave a thumbs-up from a distance when asked how the session went. The left-hander appears to have avoided any serious injury after cutting short his previous spring start with tightness in his triceps. After throwing just four innings all spring, he intends to ramp up to four Friday. He's on a pretty tight schedule, but with Boston not needing a fifth starter until April 8, Pomeranz could build up enough pitches.
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Pomeranz said he won't miss any time after being removed from Sunday's game with tightness in his triceps, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Added 03/20/17 3:43 pm (EST)
Pomeranz attributed the triceps tightness to mechanical issues, and said he threw Monday and felt fine. The 28-year-old is expecting to stay on schedule and throw four innings of work on Friday. He will be a player to monitor over the next couple weeks of camp, as his readiness for Opening Day still remains a question mark. If Pomeranz is unable to start the season, the Red Sox will likely look to Kyle Kendrick for any available starts.
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Pomeranz was pulled from Sunday's start after just two innings due to tightness in his left triceps, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. The Red Sox are saying he left for precautionary reasons.

Added 03/19/17 2:09 pm (EST)
Pomeranz was getting hammered prior to his departure, having allowed three runs and some loud contact. At this stage of the spring, starters are pitching more than two innings. With just two more available Grapefruit League starts, it's fair to question whether Pomeranz will be ready for the start of the regular season. If he's not ready to go, and with David Price (elbow) expected to start the season on the disabled list, the Red Sox will likely call on Kyle Kendrick for any available starts.
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Pomeranz (elbow) made his spring debut Tuesday, allowing two hits and two runs against the Blue Jays, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. He threw 35 pitches, 22 for strikes, and didn't walk or strikeout a batter.

Added 03/14/17 2:05 pm (EST)
Most notable during the outing was Toronto making plenty of hard contact against Pomeranz, whose fastball was at 87-90 mph for the last few batters he faced. Of course, those kinds of measurements don't really matter during a pitcher's first Grapefruit League start, which is an exercise in building arm strength. After his late start to game action, Pomeranz could get another four starts and be ready to pitch Boston's fifth game of the season, Apr. 8 in Detroit.
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Pomeranz (elbow) threw 35 pitches in two innings of live batting practice and says he feels ready for games next week, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Added 03/08/17 12:49 pm (EST)
The productive session serves as good news ahead of his spring debut, which is slated for next Monday. Pomeranz seems to be on the right path to being ready for Opening Day after having the beginning of his spring delayed by an offseason stem cell injection. The left-hander will likely serve in the back-end of the rotation, as he looks to improve upon a 2016 campaign in which he compiled a 4.59 ERA while allowing 14 home runs over 14 games with the Red Sox.
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Pomeranz (elbow) is expected to make his spring debut March 13, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Added 03/05/17 5:51 pm (EST)
Boston plans to have Pomeranz throw a live batting practice session Wednesday, then have him pitch in a game five days later. Pomeranz is expected to start the 2017 season at the back end of the rotation, at which point he'll look to improve off 2016's subpar showing with the Red Sox. After being acquired from the Padres, he proceeded to post a 4.59 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 14 games (68.2 innings).
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Pomeranz (elbow) tossed a live batting practice session, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Added 03/03/17 11:51 am (EST)
There were "many smiles" following the session from both Pomeranz and Steven Wright, so it appears there were no complications. Though the club will keep him on a cautious path to the regular season, the southpaw may have a clearer road to the rotation if David Price (elbow/forearm) must miss significant time. The younger left-hander can fly as a late-round lottery ticket in deep mixed drafts.
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Pomeranz (elbow) threw a 45-pitch side session Sunday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 02/27/17 8:50 am (EST)
Pomeranz is scheduled later this week for his first live batting practice session and is on pace to be ready for the start of the season.
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Pomeranz (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first live batting practice exercise late next week, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Added 02/23/17 11:03 am (EST)
Pomeranz felt discomfort in his left throwing elbow near the end of the last season and soon after received a stem cell injection. This raised eyebrows, considering the Padres wound up in trouble with the league after failing to disclose the southpaw's full medical report when they traded him to Boston. Even with questions surrounding his health and how he'll hold up after his notable innings increase last year, Pomeranz remains an intriguing arm to own as a back-end fantasy starter in mixed leagues -- if he wins a spot in the rotation.
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Pomeranz (elbow) is on track with his recovery and is expected to be ready for the start of the season, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Added 02/21/17 1:19 pm (EST)
Despite Pomeranz being behind most pitchers, having thrown his first bullpen session of spring Monday, manager John Farrell said he expects the southpaw to have enough time to be ready for opening day, barring any setbacks. He is slated to throw another bullpen session Thursday, and will look to lock down one of the final two rotation spots as he regains his health and starts to throw more in spring.
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