As retweeted by the Tulsa Drillers' official feed (and confirmed by Troy Renck):
@TulsaDrillers pitcher Drew Pomeranz underwent an emergency appendectomy this evening. Likely to miss the rest of the regular season.
This...is a frustrating setback, not just for the terrible Right Now Rockies who were looking for an exciting September callup, but also the 2012 Rockies who may have to wait that much longer to see Pomeranz join their ranks.
Pomeranz, one of the two key pieces in the trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland, has made one start in the Rockies organization with their AA affiliate Tulsa Drillers. In that start, Pomeranz went 7 innings, allowing only 2 hits, zero walks, and struck out 4. Thus far in the minors, Pomeranz has a 1.84 ERA through 19 starts between High-A Kinston in the Carolina League, AA Akron in the Eastern League, and AA Tulsa in the Texas League.
The upside is for Drew that the appendectomy surgery is such a routine procedure that physically speaking, he won't be out for long. For people watching the growing DL for the Rockies, hearing that Pomeranz is down with a non-baseball injury has to be a relief. Still though, this could set Pomeranz' MLB arrival back awhile. He could be a candidate to join the Arizona Fall League, just to get some work in before the 2012 season.