There were reports after the 2016 MLB All-Star Game that San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller was shopping starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who pitched a scoreless inning in the All-Star Game, in a trade around the league and that at least 10 teams were interested.
Today, it appears, Preller has found his buyer in the Boston Red Sox.
This is a one-for-one deal, the Padres’ best starting pitcher this year for a top-flight pitching prospect in Anderson Espinoza. The 18-year old has a 4.38 ERA this year at the Single-A minor league level. This mimics some of what the team got back for Fernando Rodney, adding a young pitching prospect that could be in the Padres’ starting rotation in two or three years.