NEW YORK -- Around the same time the Red Sox traded 18-year-old pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza to the Padres for Drew Pomeranz, they secured the services of first-round Draft pick Jason Groome on a deal worth $3.65 million, multiple sources told MLB.com.
The contract for the 17-year-old lefty starter is pending the results of a physical, which took place in Boston on Thursday. Both sides were motivated to get a deal done before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.
"We are encouraged," said Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. "Of course, we have until 5 o'clock tomorrow and we're still hopeful that everything will be done by that time."