Giants tweak starting staff, move Drew Pomeranz to bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO — Drew Pomeranz is moving to the bullpen and Conner Menez will start Sunday in his Major League debut, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday before the Giants faced the New York Mets in the third of four games between the two teams this weekend at Oracle Park.

Pomeranz was solid in his July 16 start in Colorado against the Rockies, allowing one earned run in five innings in what became an 8-4 Giants win. But Pomeranz, signed by the Giants in January, has largely struggled this season, as he took a 2-9 record and a 6.10 ERA into this weekend’s series. Bochy said Pomeranz is available to pitch Saturday.

The Giants still have to announce a corresponding move to fit Menez, a left-handed native of Hollister, onto the 25-man roster. That will likely occur Sunday.

Menez, 24, was a 14th round draft pick of the Giants in 2016. He was promoted from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento in early June. In seven games for the River Cats, including six starts, Menez had a 2-0 record and a 3.82 ERA. He had 3-3 record and a 2.72 ERA with Richmond.

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