Jul 13, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT
A’s starter Drew Pomeranz made his minor league rehab debut on Saturday night with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. And it was promising. The left-hander struck out seven, walked none, and yielded only one hit — a solo home run — over four strong innings.
Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT
Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.
Jun 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Earlier this week the A’s purchased Triple-A left-hander Brad Mills from the Brewers for one dollar and tonight he’ll join Oakland’s rotation by starting against Boston.
Jun 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Oakland has placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the disabled list with a fractured right (non-pitching) hand, putting on hold what had been a nice season for the former top prospect who’d previously struggled in the majors with the Rockies.
May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.
May 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT
For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That’s not great policy but hey, if we’re going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.
May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
May 9, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT
The Athletics made a handful of roster moves on Friday evening, which included sending Dan Straily to Triple-A while cementing Drew Pomeranz in the rotation, at least for now.
Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…
Dec 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
All the Brett Anderson rumors can stop swirling now: Oakland has traded the left-hander to Colorado in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Chris Jensen, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Anderson has been mostly injured since mid-2011, throwing just 80 innings during the past two seasons, but he’s still just 25 years old…
Dec 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT
4:32 p.m. EST update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rockies are acquiring Anderson from the A’s in return for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Chris Jensen. Anderson’s addition will likely leave Juan Nicasio and Jordan Lyles battling for one spot in Colorado’s rotation. The A’s still have six starters without him, a total…
Sep 6, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT
The Rockies have activated pitchers Roy Oswalt and Drew Pomeranz from the disabled list, reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Saunders suggests Oswalt could start as soon as Sunday against the Padres. Pomeranz says he still isn’t ready to pitch in a game. Pomeranz started the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 4.15…
Mar 27, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
Drew Pomeranz was the prospect centerpiece of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade in mid-2011 and started 22 games for Colorado last season, but the Rockies demoted the left-hander to Triple-A. Pomeranz had an ugly 2-9 record last season as a 23-year-old rookie, but his 4.93 ERA was right around average for someone calling Coors Field home…
Mar 21, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies dig themselves out of last place? The Rockies went 64-98 last…
Jan 20, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT
The Denver Post’s Troy Renck reports that the Rockies have signed former first-round pick Chris Volstad to a minor league deal that will net him $1.5 million if he makes the team. It has to be a disappointing outcome for the 26-year-old Volstad, who was originally acquired by the Royals this winter, only to be…
Jan 18, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT
Troy Renck of the Denver Post says that the Rockies are interested in three pitchers: The Rockies have interest in Jair Jurrjens, who plans to play in the WBC, and Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb, who’s expected to throw for scouts soon. All three are gambles, of course. Jurrjens is coming off a horrific season and his…
Sep 26, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT
Mercifully so. Ubaldo Jimenez, loser of his last six decisions and 17 games overall, won’t pitch again this season because of a sprained ankle. Jimenez finishes up 9-17 with a 5.55 ERA and a 143/95 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He’s 13-21 with a 5.43 ERA in 242 innings since the Indians traded arguably…
Jul 27, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT
The Rockies did a good thing: After playing a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Rockies arrived in Denver at about 3 a.m. Thursday. On the message board inside the clubhouse, a notice was posted asking for volunteers to meet with victims at the hospital. Jim Tracy and 11 players showed up to visit…
May 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT
Colorado’s starting pitchers have combined for an NL-worst 5.75 ERA, so the Rockies are calling up a pair of prospects to join the rotation. Alex White, who was acquired from the Indians along with Drew Pomeranz in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade last season, will start tonight. Christian Friedrich, who was the 25th overall pick in…
Apr 17, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT
In 2010, Baseball America rated Rockies left-handers Tyler Matzek and Christian Friedrich the 23rd and 33rd best prospects in the game, respectively. They were eighth and 12th among pitchers. However, the stock of both had plummeted in the two years since, even though neither suffered a major injury. Neither came close to sniffing the top…
Apr 15, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT
Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the 30th-ranked prospect in the sport according to Baseball America, was officially recalled from the Double-A level on Sunday morning and is on the mound this afternoon against the Diamondbacks for his first major league start of the 2012 regular season. Jordan Pacheco was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a…
Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…
Mar 7, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT
Jamie Moyer helped himself nicely in his attempt to make the Colorado Rockies rotation out of spring training on Wednesday, breezing through two scoreless innings. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that his fastball topped out at 82 mph and that he kept the Giants hitters off-balance, allowing just one hit and throwing only…
Jan 13, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT
Disturbing the peace charges were dropped against Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz, his agency Beverly Hills Sports Council announced earlier today. Pomeranz, who was acquired from the Indians last July as the centerpiece of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, was arrested in Oxford, Mississippi in mid-October following an incident after coming out of a bar with friends.…
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