The Colorado Rockies may have lost arguably their top prospect in left-handed starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz for the remainder of the season. The former No. 5 overall pick of the 2010 draft underwent an emergency appendectomy this evening that will likely keep him out for what is left of the Double-A season -- which ends on September 5th -- according to a report from Brian Carroll, Director of Public Relations, of the Tulsa Drillers. The Tulsa Drillers and MiLB.com both "retweeted" the report via Twitter.
After being acquired from the Cleveland Indians, Pomeranz did make one start for the Rockies organization in which he took a perfect game into the seventh inning before the twentieth batter he faced reached base. If the Tulsa Drillers stuck with their rotation to season's end, Pomeranz would have made two more starts for the team.
Pomeranz becomes the second top five pick of the 2010 draft to be sidelined with an injury, the other being No. 1 pick Bryce Harper, who suffered an injury two days ago that will keep him out for the remainder of the season.