DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has recalled left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Rockies have also optioned infielder/catcher Jordan Pacheco to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Pomeranz, 23, was optioned on March 30, 2012 after going 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA (17.0 ip, 1 er), four walks, 11 strikeouts and holding hitters to a .193 opponent average in five starts this Cactus League season. Pomeranz made his Major League debut on 9/11/11 vs. CIN, less than a month after being traded from Cleveland to the Rockies. In four Major League starts last season, the left-hander went 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA (18.1 ip, 11 er), five walks and 13 strikeouts. Pomeranz has a career minor league record of 5-3 with a 1.71 ERA (105.0 ip, 20 er), 39 walks and 123 strikeouts in 21 starts between 2011 and 2012.
Pacheco, 26, is hitting .200 (2-for-10) with one triple in five games for the Rockies this season. The infielder and catcher played three games at third base and one game at first base, starting one game at first and one at third. Pacheco made his first Opening Day roster after hitting .339 (20-for-59) with seven doubles, a home run and nine RBI in 23 Cactus League games. Pacheco is a career .303 (521-for-1719) hitter with 103 doubles, 15 triples and 26 home runs in 456 career minor league games.
The Rockies have 39 active players on their 40-man roster, including three players on the 15-day disabled list.