Boston Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who is rehabbing a forearm injury suffered in spring training, will pitch for the Portland Sea Dogs in their home opener Friday night at Hadlock Field.

Pomeranz is recovering from a forearm strain he suffered in a Grapefruit League outing on March 9.

The lefty struggled with his command in a rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Pawtucket, allowing six walks and uncorking a wild pitch in 4.1 innings of work.

Pomeranz in 32 starts for the Red Sox last season went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA.

Upon his return to the Red Sox, he will join a rotation that is already one of baseball’s best through the first two weeks of the season. Their 2.69 ERA is second best in the American League, trailing only the Astros.

The Sea Dogs on Friday will take on Tim Tebow and Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

When the two teams met on opening day last week in Binghamton, the former Heisman Trophy winner blasted a three-run home run to right-center field. It came on the first pitch of Tebow's first-ever Double-A at-bat.

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