By Matt Snyder
Rockies starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has been arrested and charged with disturbing the peace by the Oxford Police Department in Mississippi. The arrest reportedly occurred at 1:25 a.m. Friday as Pomeranz exited a bar. He was released on a cash bond at 4:40 a.m. (The Oxford Eagle) No further details are known at this point.
Pomeranz, 22, is a very promising prospect. He was taken as the fifth overall draft pick in 2010 by the Indians after being an All American for Ole Miss. He then served as one of the main pieces of the trade -- along with fellow first-rounder Alex White -- that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland. Pomeranz had a 1.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 101 minor-league innings in his first professional season in 2011 (spread across High-A and Double-A). He was promoted to Colorado late in the season and went 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA.
The Rockies have released the following statement:
"The Rockies organization is aware of the unfortunate incident involving Drew Pomeranz that took place in Oxford, Mississippi. We have been in contact with Drew and his representatives and we will continue to gather more information. Both Drew and our organization understand the serious nature of the situation."
Hat-tip: Troy Renck on Twitter
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