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Drew Pomeranz leaves game with left forearm tightness


Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz left today’s Grapefruit League game with left forearm tightness. He’ll be evaluated more thoroughly tomorrow and the team will provide an update then.

Not good, as forearm tightness is often a harbinger of bad injury news for a pitcher, but hopefully this will be minor.

Pomeranz was 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 174/69 in 173.2 innings.

UPDATE: For what it’s worth, Pomeranz believes it to be a minor issue:

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.