Drew Pomeranz made everything sound hunky dory on Monday, a day after the Red Sox lefty was pulled from his second start of spring training because of a tight triceps in his throwing arm.
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"I'm good," Pomeranz told reporters in Florida. "Some mechanical thing yesterday. My arm was dragging behind me a little bit and putting pressure on a different part of my triceps more than normal. I don't normally get there. But watching some video yesterday and this morning, I changed it and I feel fine.
"I was trying to stay low with my arm. My arm was kind of dragging behind me a little bit. I just put a little more pressure on my triceps because my arm was behind me. It's a bad position for your body to be in. I fixed it today and it felt great."
Pomeranz’s arm has been an issue ever since the Sox picked him up last July, when the Padres withheld medical information in the trade. Given his history, it’s hard to be confident in his health now until he puts together consecutive problem-free outings where he also looks effective.
Pomeranz had a late start to spring after throwing a career-high 170 2/3 innings in the regular season last year. He also went for a stem cell shot in his left forearm/elbow area in the offseason.
Any further hiccup leaves the potential for a trip to the disabled list to start the year -- just what an already banged-up rotation doesn't need.
"I really only missed one inning and I feel great," Pomeranz said Monday. "So I would imagine I would be right back on track for four innings the next start."
The Red Sox can get by without a fifth starter until April 9.