After a stellar debut as a Rockies farmhand, Drew Pomeranz, one of the centerpieces in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, has had his season cut short due to an emergency appendectomy, according to a local report retweeted by the Tulsa Drillers' Twitter account. If the Rockies had plans of teaming him in the rotation at the end of the season with Alex White, the other pitcher acquired in the Jimenez trade, those are now dashed.
White is already scheduled to make his Rockies debut Tuesday against the Astros. Had Pomeranz stayed healthy and fired off another start like his debut (six perfect innings before allowing two singles in the seventh inning), a September call-up might have been possible.
But now we'll need to wait for him to recover and show up at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in February to compete for a spot in the 2012 rotation.
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