Though an appendectomy has sidelined Colorado Rockies left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz for the last two weeks, there is still a chance for him to pitch this season. Steve Foster of Inside The Rockies reports that Pomeranz has already started throwing bullpens in hope of pitching on Monday, Sept. 5, the last day of the season for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers.
If he can do that, it seems likely that the Rockies could promote him to the majors and have him throw a couple of starts during September. If he really is healthy enough to do this, the Rockies shouldn't need to wait until 2012 to see what he can do against Major League hitters.
Foster also indicated that Pomeranz could be a candidate to head to the Arizona Fall League as one of the four unnamed pitchers the Rockies will send there. The AFL is a glorified hitter-friendly league that once had Ken Harvey win the MVP award.
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