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Pomeranz Learned To Pitch Without 'Best Stuff' At End Of 2011

Drew Pomeranz threw five scoreless innings in his debut with the Rockies on Sept. 11, a home win over the Reds.

He struggled in only one of his appearances, allowing seven runs in two innings at Houston.

"I didn't really have my curveball," Pomeranz said. "My changeup was all right. I didn't have my best fastball. Surely, I learned a lot from the pitching side of it, having to go out there and pitch when I didn't have my best stuff.

"Last year is the first year that I had a ball that was running a little bit and cutting. I was still throwing a lot of fastballs, but they weren't straight. That helped me out."

Via MLB.com


Boston Unlikely To Make Play For Hanley Ramirez After Scutaro Trade

The Red Sox are doubtful to make a play for Hanley Ramirez following Saturday's trade of Marco Scutaro, according to multiple sources.

Boston originally dealt Ramirez, then a prospect, to the Marlins in a blockbuster trade for Josh Beckett.

Via Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports (via Twitter)


Scutaro Trade May Allow Red Sox To Sign Oswalt

The money the Red Sox saved by trading Marco Scutaro to the Rockies on Saturday will likely be used to court free agent Roy Oswalt.

Oswalt's price has dropped since the beginning of the offseason, when his agent was said to be looking for a three-year deal.

Boston, with Carl Crawford's recent wrist surgery, could also use another outfielder and Cody Ross would be an ideal fit.

Via Gordon Edes/ESPN.com


Red Sox Trade Scutaro To Rockies For Mortensen

The Red Sox have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Rockies, according to an ESPN.com report on Saturday.

The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday.

Via ESPN.com


Rockies, Red Sox Discussing Scutaro Trade

The Rockies and Red Sox have discussed a potential trade involving Marco Scutaro, according to multiple reports.

The Denver Post, which initially broke the story, said early Saturday that the talks had fizzled.

However, the negotiations picked back up and it now appears likely that Boston will send Scutaro to Colorado.

Via Boston Herald


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