Former All-Star Pitcher Opts Out Of Deal With Dodgers After Zero Appearances

Former All-Star pitcher Drew Pomeranz has chosen to exercise his opt-out clause from the Los Angeles Dodgers, transitioning into free agency.

Pomeranz, known for his past successes with the San Diego Padres and other MLB teams, signed with the Dodgers in late March under a minor league agreement.

However, after a brief stint with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, Pomeranz has decided to explore opportunities elsewhere in the league.

Despite facing challenges in recent years due to injuries, including a season-ending surgery in 2021 to repair a torn flexor tendon, Pomeranz's extensive experience and versatility make him an intriguing option for teams in need of pitching depth.

Pomeranz has not pitched in the MLB since the 2021 season where he recorded a 1.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, with 30 strikeouts across 25.2 innings and 27 appearances.

With a career spanning over a decade and notable achievements such as his All-Star appearance with the Padres, Pomeranz brings valuable skills to the table as both a starter and reliever.

Over his last two seasons in the MLB, from 2019-20, he holds a fantastic 1.62 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, with 59 strikeouts across 44.1 innings and 47 appearances.

Now, as he enters free agency once again, Pomeranz seeks to find a new home where he can showcase his talents and contribute to a team's success on the field.

As Pomeranz embarks on this next chapter of his career, teams across the league will likely be evaluating his potential impact on their roster.

Despite recent setbacks, Pomeranz's determination and past successes make him a compelling candidate for clubs aiming to bolster their pitching staff for the upcoming season. Photo Credit:  Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports