Red Sox activate left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from 10-day disabled list

Prior to tonight's game against the Oakland A's, the Boston Red Sox activated left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day disabled list.

April 20th, 2018

BOSTON -- Prior to tonight's game against the Oakland A's, the Boston Red Sox activated left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the 10-day disabled list. To make room for Pomeranz on the 25-man roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Marcus Walden to Triple-A Pawtucket following last night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Pomeranz, 29, began the season on the disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain. He made one rehab appearance with Pawtucket and one with Double-A Portland, allowing four runs on six hits in 9.2 innings (3.72 ERA). He made 32 starts in 2017, his first full season with the Red Sox, finishing 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA (64 ER/173.2 IP) and 174 strikeouts as the club went 22-10 in his outings. Originally drafted by Cleveland as the fifth overall selection in the 2010 June Draft, Pomeranz has posted a 42-42 record and a 3.67 ERA (259 ER/636.0 IP) in 170 career appearances, including 111 starts, over seven major league seasons with the Rockies (2011-13), Athletics (2014-15), Padres (2016), and Red Sox (2016-17).

Walden, 29, made his first career major league Opening Day roster after attending spring training with the Red Sox as a non-roster invitee. The right-hander has appeared in seven big league games over two stints with Boston, posting a 4.09 ERA (5 ER/11.0 IP) and a .220 opponent batting average with 10 strikeouts, three walks, and zero home runs allowed. Walden earned Pawtucket's Most Valuable Pitcher Award in 2017, his first season in the Red Sox organization. In 218 career minor league games (117 starts), he is 46-45 with a 3.84 ERA (336 ER/787.0 IP).