Giants and Nationals talking Pomeranz trade, report says

Drew Pomeranz moved to SF Giants bullpen, has been solid in new role

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 07: Drew Pomeranz #37 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Oracle Park on June 7, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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It seems the entire Giants pitching staff is on the trading block.

Lefty Drew Pomeranz is the topic of discussion less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s 1 p.m. trade deadline. MLB.com writer Jon Morosi reports the Nationals have spoken to the Giants about a trade to acquire Pomeranz.

What the Giants would receive in return is wholly unclear, but it appears Pomeranz, 30, has rehabilitated some trade value since joining the Giants bullpen.

He’s struck out six batters in 4-2/3 scoreless relief innings. Prior to the move, he carried a 2-9 record and a 6.10 earned-run average as a starter.

Pomeranz is just one of a slew of Giants bullpen lefties who could be on the move. The other San Francisco southpaw to keep an eye on is Madison Bumgarner — Pomeranz would certainly garner a smaller return than his former rotation-mate, but both are signed only through 2019, capping potential value on either pitcher.

By 1 p.m. Wednesday, we’ll have more clarity on whether the Giants are truly gunning for a playoff berth in manager Bruce Bochy’s last year or planning to set themselves up for future contention. Or somewhere in between, where these plans frequently land.

For now, it’s all speculation.

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