Pomeranz scheduled to start for Rockies on Sunday
Left-hander, the key prospect the Colorado Rockies received in the deal that sent to the Cleveland Indians in July, will make his major-league debut Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds.
Pomeranz joined the Rockies organization in mid-August as a player to be named later. Because he was drafted in 2010, he could not be traded until a full calendar year had passed after signing. He made his debut in the Rockies organization on Aug. 17, allowing two hits in seven shutout innings — including six perfect to start the game. An emergency appendectomy sidelined him for the rest of the month, but he returned to the Drillers Monday to pitch three more perfect innings.
In 20 starts with three teams at two levels — Tulsa with the Rockies as well as Cleveland’s High Class A affiliation in Kinston and Double-A affiliate in Akron — Pomeranz was 4-3 with a 1.78 ERA, 68 hits, 38 walks and 119 strikeouts in 101.