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Rockies select the contracts of Thomas Field and Drew Pomeranz09/11/2011 12:17 PM ET
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has selected the contracts of infielder Thomas Field and left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz from Double-A Tulsa. To make room on the 40-man roster for each player, Colorado has placed outfielder Ryan Spilborghs on the 60-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, as well as designated catcher Matt Pagnozzi for assignment. Pomeranz (#47) will start today Rockies vs. Reds game at Coors Field (1:10 p.m. MDT), and Field (#6) will also be in uniform and available for the Rockies today.
Field, 24, will be looking to make his Major League debut for the Rockies. The middle infielder has spent the entire 2011 season at Double-A Tulsa as one of the club's regular infielders, hitting .271 (128-for-472) with 22 doubles, 3 triples, 17 home runs, 61 RBI and 77 runs scored in 134 games. Field was named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team following his 2011 season for the Drillers. Originally selected by the Rockies in the 24th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Field out of Texas State University, Field has 32 home runs and 133 RBI combined in his last two seasons between High-A Modesto (15 HR) in 2010 and this season with Double-A Tulsa (17 HR).
Pomeranz, 21, will also be making his Major League debut with his first career appearance for the Rockies. Pomeranz was acquired by Colorado on August 17 from Cleveland to complete the trade between Colorado and Cleveland that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland and brought a total of four players to Colorado. Originally selected by Cleveland in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Mississippi, Pomeranz has spent his first professional season of 2011 between High-A and Double-A in the two organizations. Between High-A Kinston (Cleveland), Double-A Akron (Cleveland) and Double-A Tulsa (Colorado), Pomeranz has gone 4-3 with a 1.78 ERA (101.0 ip, 20 er) with 38 walks and 119 strikeouts in 20 starts. He has held opponents to a .189 batting average against him this season. Pomeranz made two scoreless starts (10.0 ip) for Double-A Tulsa. The 6-foot-5 left-hander was named to the 2011 Futures Game.
Spilborghs, 32, appeared in just three Major League games after being reinstated from the 15-day DL on 9/2 following a DL trip for the same injury from 8/6-9/2. In 98 games for the Rockies this season, Spilborghs has hit .210 (42-for-200) with 8 doubles, one triple, 3 home runs, 22 RBI, 19 walks and 2 stolen bases. The Santa Barbara, CA native is in his seventh season with the Rockies and is a career .272 (424-for-1561) hitter with 86 doubles, 12 triples, 42 home runs, 218 RBI, 172 walks and 31 stolen bases in 619 games. Spilborghs was originally selected by the Rockies in the seventh round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Pagnozzi, 28, hit .286 (6-for-21) with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored over seven games with the Rockies this season. Pagnozzi was a member of the Rockies active roster from June 17 to July 15. Pagnozzi spent the remainder of his 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, hitting .275 (49-for-178) with 13 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 29 RBI and 26 runs scored in 54 games for the Sky Sox. Pagnozzi is a career .317 (20-for-63) hitter over parts of three Major League seasons with St. Louis (2009-10) and Colorado (2011).
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.
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