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Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz arrested for disturbing the peace

Oct 14, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

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Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who was acquired from the Indians as the centerpiece of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, was arrested last night and charged with disturbing the peace in Mississippi.

Pomeranz got arrested while coming out of a bar around 1:25 a.m. and the 22-year-old was released on a cash bond three hours later.

No further details are known yet, but Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are aware of the situation and are expected to release a statement later today.

Pomeranz went to school at the University of Mississippi and was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft, emerging as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball before being traded to the Rockies and debuting in September.

  1. Kyle - Oct 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    I, for one, am shocked that a 22-year-old was out drinking alcohol into the early hours of the morning.

    • kopy - Oct 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM

      And while on vacation, no less!

  2. b7p19 - Oct 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Sometimes the peace just needs to get disturbed…

  3. phillyphreak - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    His drinking is obviously why the Rockies missed the playoffs.

  4. foreverchipper10 - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Causin confusion disturbin the peace

  5. Lukehart80 - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    The Rockies should be outraged! If I were them, I’d insist on sending him back to the Indians.


  6. icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM


  7. - Oct 14, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Just a country boy doin’ waht country boys do.

    Former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson would label him a “player at risk”

  8. cur68 - Oct 14, 2011 at 11:22 PM


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