Red Sox World Series Roster: Drew Pomeranz Added As Sox Take On Dodgers

The Boston Red Sox have released their roster for the 2018 World Series, and there’s one big surprise.

Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz was added to the roster ahead of Game 1 on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pomeranz is replacing Brandon Workman, who’s being left off the roster after making the cut for the first two playoff rounds.

It’s a fairly surprising move given how little the Red Sox have used Pomeranz since July. The big left-hander last started on Aug. 7 and has pitched out of the bullpen since then. He made 15 relief appearances over the final two months of the season and wasn’t particularly effective, with opponents hitting .292 off him. He didn’t help himself, either, with 12 walks in 22 2/3 innings, which contributed to an unsightly 5.56 ERA.

The Red Sox left Pomeranz off the roster for both the American League Division Series and the League Championship Series. He hasn’t appeared in a game since Sept. 30.

Here’s the full World Series roster for the Red Sox.

PITCHERS
Matt Barnes
Ryan Brasier
Nathan Eovaldi
Heath Hembree
Joe Kelly
Craig Kimbrel
Drew Pomeranz
Rick Porcello
David Price
Eduardo Rodriguez
Chris Sale

CATCHERS
Sandy Leon
Blake Swihart
Christian Vazquez

INFIELDERS
Xander Bogaerts
Rafael Devers
Brock Holt
Ian Kinsler
Mitch Moreland
Eduardo Nunez
Steve Pearce

OUTFIELDERS
Andrew Benintendi
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley Jr.
J.D. Martinez

Click here for the Dodgers’ World Series roster >>

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports

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