Report: MLB reviewing Padres trades with Marlins, Red Sox
According to league sources of ESPN's Buster Olney, Major League Baseball is reviewing trades by San Diego involving All-Star left-hander Drew Pomeranz and the Red Sox, as well as right-hander Colin Rea and the Marlins over whether or not the Padres provided all relevant medical information before the deals were completed.
The Red Sox have reportedly become aware of medical information surrounding Pomeranz, who was shipped to Boston on July 14 for prized pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza, that was not disclosed during trade discussions.
Since coming to the Red Sox, Pomeranz has struggled to a 6.20 ERA, while allowing 12 walks in 20 1/3 innings across four starts.
As for Rea, the 26-year-old was returned back to the Padres after experiencing elbow trouble, which caused him to exit his first start with the Marlins after just four innings.
Rea supposedly informed the Marlins - who sources say were not informed of any prior issues with the pitcher - he had the elbow discomfort, and was even treated for it, while he was still a member of the Padres.
Olney writes it's unclear if the Padres will face any "specific penalties or reprimand" if they purposely involved themselves in the wrongdoings.
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