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Rockies Might Limit Drew Pomeranz Innings

Since a pectoral injury derailed Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin's season May 1 and sent him to the disabled list, Colorado has relied on a four-man rotation that has included 23-year-old Drew Pomeranz. With Chacin on his way back to the lineup after a seven-inning performance in Triple-A Thursday night, Pomeranz's time on the mound could diminish in the final weeks of the 2012 season.

With Chacin's return, the Rockies are reportedly not interested in going away from the four-man rotation they've used for most of the season, and that could be at the expense of Pomeranz. Per the Denver Post, the Rockies now have the "option to skip Drew Pomeranz every other turn to limit his innings."

Pomeranz has a 1-7 record during the 2012 season with a 5.04 ERA. In his last start, he allowed four runs in four innings to the Giants in a 9-3 loss.

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