Drew Pomeranz says he feels fine.
Ole Miss’ Friday night starting pitcher threw a bullpen session earlier this afternoon and felt no stiffness in his pectoral, something he’d recently begun to complain about.
Pomeranz first mentioned the stiffness to Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco shortly after his outing at Mississippi State – in which he threw before and after a rain delay – almost two weeks ago.
Pomeranz was pleased with his workout today.
“I didn’t feel my pec at all. I think it’s mainly a mechanical thing. This late in the year you have to refine everything,” he said.
Pomeranz also took a hard-hit ball off the shin early in Friday’s game against Arkansas. He went on to pitch 6 2-3 innings and left the game with Ole Miss trailing 4-2. The Rebels lost 11-4, and Pomeranz had his first loss of the year.
In other injury news …
Designated hitter Matt Snyder has recovered from an illness. While he’s past his fever, he shoulder has weakened, and he won’t make the trip to Arkansas State Wednesday for the final non-conference game of the year. His status for the weekend against Alabama is TBA. …
Center fielder Tim Ferguson continues to play with his dislocated fingers heavily taped. He was hitless against Arkansas but played only half the series with taped fingers after hurting them while diving back into first base on Saturday. He does feel some pain from bat vibrations when he connects in certain ways.