DENVER | The Colorado Rockies selected the contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque.
The 27-year-old Pounders worked a scoreless inning Tuesday night when the Rockies played host to the San Diego Padres, allowing a hit and a strikeout. Pounders made seven relief appearances for Albuquerque this season with four walks, nine strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA. He signed a minor league contract with the Rockies last December.
A California native, Pounders appeared in the majors last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally a second-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2009.
In other moves, righty Scott Oberg was optioned to Albuquerque and righty Zach Jemiola was designated for assignment.
Oberg has appeared in 10 games this season for Colorado with a 1-0 record and a 6.55 ERA.