Mar 13, 2012 7:38 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies LHP Pomeranz leaves with tightness in hip

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Drew Pomeranz pitched two more scoreless innings before leaving with tightness in his right hip and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Tuesday.

Considered a top prospect, Pomeranz was acquired by the Rockies last summer in the trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland. The 23-year-old left-hander, drafted fifth overall in 2010, is a projected member of Colorado's rotation this season after making four starts for the Rockies last year.

Pomeranz has showed his talent all spring, tossing seven shutout innings. He retired all six batters he faced Tuesday, but had to leave earlier than expected. He was scheduled to pitch another inning or two but came out of the game with tightness in his right hip.

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