Moyer has not only made the starting rotation, he will be in the Number 2 spot. Drew Pomeranz has also been added to the rotation as the fifth starter, but will be skipped, making his first start on April 15th against Arizona. Jhoulys Chacin, once thought to be the opening day starter before Guthrie was picked up, will take the mound in the fourth spot, possibly because of his struggles during Spring Training.
The reason for pushing Pomeranz back according to Renck:
Pushing Pomeranz back serves two purposes: it conserves innings for the rookie, who will be capped roughly at 170, and frees the Rockies to slot Moyer between opening day starter Jeremy Guthrie and Juan Nicasio
The Cowboy also tweeted another reason for him being pushed back:
Rocks opt Drew Pomeranz. Will return for Apr 15 start vs. Ariz. Allows Rockies to consider opening season with Jonathan Herrera and EY Jr.
The rotation looks like this:
The team also officially named four transactions as follows:
SCOTTSDALE – The Colorado Rockies announced four transactions today. The Players involved in today’s transactions are listed below. Players with stars next to their names are on the 40-man roster and have been optioned. All others were non-roster invitees to Major League camp and have been reassigned.
Right-handed pitchers (1): Guillermo Moscoso*
Left-handed pitchers (1): Drew Pomeranz*
Catcher (1): Wilkin Castillo
Outfielder (1): Andrew Brown
Pomeranz will remain in Major League camp throughout the remainder of Spring. He was named to the Rockies starting rotation, though he is scheduled to make his first start of the 2012 season on April 15 vs. Arizona.
The Rockies have 35 players (including Pomeranz) on the Major League Spring Training roster, including four non-roster players. The Rockies currently have 37 players on the 40-man roster.