Drew Pomeranz Joins Rockies

WEDNESDAY: The Rockies announced that Pomeranz is officially theirs, and he'll start tonight for Double-A Tulsa.

TUESDAY: Southpaw Drew Pomeranz has officially joined the Rockies organization, according to this tweet from the pitcher.  He'll head to the Rockies' Double-A affiliate in Tulsa.  Pomeranz's inclusion as the headliner in the Indians' acquisition of Ubaldo Jimenez has been baseball's worst-kept secret since the trade deadline.  He had to wait until today to begin his Rockies career because drafted players cannot be traded until one full year after signing.

Pomeranz, 22, made three starts for the Indians' Double-A club prior to the trade and didn't miss a beat, posting strong numbers similar to those he had in 15 High-A starts.  Baseball America ranked him as the 14th best prospect in baseball in July, while ESPN's Keith Law had him 35th in his rankings that month.  Prior to the season Baseball America praised his plus fastball and curveball, but noted that he must "corral his control."


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