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Rockies select contract of RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque

RHP Scott Oberg optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, RHP Zach Jemiola designated for assignment

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned right-hander Scott Oberg to Triple-A. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Zach Jemiola was designated for assignment.

Pounders, 27, will be making his first appearance on the Major League roster for Colorado, having last appeared in the Major Leagues with Los Angeles-AL in 2017 … in seven relief appearances for Albuquerque this season, has no record with a 3.60 ERA (10.0 IP, 4 ER), four walks and nine strikeouts … the Riverside, Calif., native signed a Minor League contract with Colorado with an invite to Spring Training on Dec. 5, 2017, and posted a 4.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 4 ER) with one walk and eight strikeouts in eight Spring appearances … was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut for the Kansas City Royals on July 5, 2016 … was traded to Los Angeles-AL on Dec. 16, 2016 and appeared in 11 games for the Angels in 2017 … in his Major League career, he is 3-1 with a 9.78 ERA (23.0 IP, 25 ER), eight walks and 25 strikeouts across 24 relief appearances ... he will wear #50.

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned right-hander Scott Oberg to Triple-A. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Zach Jemiola was designated for assignment.

Pounders, 27, will be making his first appearance on the Major League roster for Colorado, having last appeared in the Major Leagues with Los Angeles-AL in 2017 … in seven relief appearances for Albuquerque this season, has no record with a 3.60 ERA (10.0 IP, 4 ER), four walks and nine strikeouts … the Riverside, Calif., native signed a Minor League contract with Colorado with an invite to Spring Training on Dec. 5, 2017, and posted a 4.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 4 ER) with one walk and eight strikeouts in eight Spring appearances … was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut for the Kansas City Royals on July 5, 2016 … was traded to Los Angeles-AL on Dec. 16, 2016 and appeared in 11 games for the Angels in 2017 … in his Major League career, he is 3-1 with a 9.78 ERA (23.0 IP, 25 ER), eight walks and 25 strikeouts across 24 relief appearances ... he will wear #50.

Oberg, 28, has made 10 appearances this season and is 1-0 with a 6.55 ERA (11.0 IP, 8 ER), five walks and 10 strikeouts … the Tewksbury, Mass., native was originally selected by Colorado in the 15th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and has gone 5-6 with two saves, a 5.15 ERA (153.2 IP, 88 ER), 71 walks and 129 strikeouts since his Major League debut on April 14, 2015 vs. San Francisco.

Jemiola, 24, posted a 4.50 ERA (6.0 IP, 3 ER) across three appearances with two walks and three strikeouts this past Spring Training … across six Minor League seasons has made 119 appearances, 111 starts with a 4.88 ERA (634.0 IP, 344 ER), 210 walks and 419 strikeouts … was drafted by the Rockies in the ninth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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