Rockies to limit innings for Pomeranz

Rockies to limit innings for Pomeranz

HOUSTON -- Rockies left-hander pitcher Drew Pomeranz is scheduled to pitch for Double-A Tulsa at Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

Pomeranz, 23, a rookie, is the club's fifth starter. The Rockies didn't need him the first time through the rotation, and they are trying to limit and pace his Major League innings.

Last year, Pomeranz threw a total of 119 1/3 innings between the Minors and the Majors -- where he threw 18 1/3 innings and went 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts for Colorado. It was his first professional season.

The Rockies will give Pomeranz his 2012 Major League debut next Sunday at Coors Field against the D-backs. To make sure he is a part of the rotation throughout the season, the Rockies will skip Pomeranz on some occasions.