Drew Pomeranz Suffers Triceps Injury During Red Sox vs. Rays

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2017

BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: Drew Pomeranz #31 of the Boston Red Sox exits the game with an injury alongside trainer Paul Buchheit during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 14, 2017 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Players are wearing pink to celebrate Mother's Day weekend and support breast cancer awareness. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz left Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays after just three innings because of left triceps tightness, per Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.

The southpaw allowed two earned runs in the 11-2 defeat. 

Pomeranz was a All-Star in 2016 and finished last season with a 3.32 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 186 strikeouts. However, he was much more effective with the San Diego Padres (2.47 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 17 appearances) than with Boston last year (4.59 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 14 appearances).

He was also struggling in 2017 before this setback, as he had a 5.23 ERA in his first six appearances.

Boston still has 2016 American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and Chris Sale anchoring its rotation, but it could use Pomeranz back and healthy as it chases the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.