News: 5 hours agoPomeranz (leg) will continue to pitch as scheduled, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Spin: Pomeranz was pulled from Sunday's intrasquad game with a leg issue, but the move was made due to an abundance of caution and the 31-year-old is slated to stick to his normal throwing routine. Pomeranz figures to be a key piece of San Diego's bullpen this season after posting a 1.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 47.2 percent strikeout rate in 28.2 innings as a reliever last season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Pomeranz, once a promising starter, is on the cusp of carving out a second career as a dominant reliever. He began the season with the Giants, posting a 5.68 ERA and 1.61, starting the majority of the time. San Francisco dealt Pomeranz to the Brewers at the trade deadline. Perhaps encouraged by Pomeranz ending his Giants tenure with 5.1 innings of scoreless relief, along with their own conversion of Josh Hader to the bullpen, Milwaukee used Pomeranz as a reliever, and he registered a sparkling 2.39 ERA and .91 WHIP with 45 whiffs in 26.1 innings. The southpaw signed with the Padres, an organization known for getting the most out of their bullpen. Pomeranz is one of the top options in leagues scoring holds and can help support ratios and add strikeouts in standard leagues.