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Jorge De La Rosa | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jorge De La Rosa has been claimed and blocked on revocable waivers.
It's not clear who made the waiver claim or when it happened, but Heyman says "it was long enough ago that he is now considered blocked." De La Rosa would have been a solid get for a contender, as he holds a solid 4.19 ERA this season despite pitching half his games at Coors Field and boasts a 3.23 mark since the beginning of July. The left-hander will be a free agent this winter and Heyman says the Rockies will make him a qualifying offer if they're not able to lock him up on a long-term deal. Aug 29 - 12:14 PM

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Jorge De La Rosa (thumb) will make his next start, according to Rockies manager Walt Weiss.

Weiss said the injury to De La Rosa's left thumb, which he hurt in Tuesday's game, is "just a bruise." He wasn't expected to miss a turn, and he'll be on the mound when the Rockies take on the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Aug 27 - 10:53 PM

Jorge De La Rosa left Tuesday's start in the sixth inning against the Giants with a left thumb contusion.

The injury occurred when the De La Rosa fouled off a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. He walked a batter and coughed up a two-run Buster Posey homer in the bottom half the frame before getting pulled for Matt Belisle. JDLR is the very rare pitcher indeed who'd prefer to work in Coors Field if given the choice. He'd gone 1-3 with a 6.09 ERA in his last six road starts, and entered this game 9-2 with a 3.19 ERA at home, and 4-6 with a 5.35 ERA on the road. As odd as it is to say, he's a stream option in Denver, but generally a stay-away on the road. Unfortunately, De La Rosa stays on the road next time around in Arizona. We'd expect him to be good to go, but De La Rosa will no doubt be evaluated further on Wednesday.
Aug 27 - 12:27 AM

Jorge De La Rosa lasted eight innings and held the Royals to two runs Wednesday to improve to 13-8 on the season.

De La Rosa is certainly an underrated hurler, but an innings eater he isn't; this is the first time all year that he's gone eight innings. He has just one complete game in 185 major league starts. At 103 pitches after eight tonight, the Rockies had the option of sending him back out for the ninth, but chose not to do so.
Aug 20 - 11:51 PM

Jorge De La Rosa earned his 12th victory on Thursday, limiting the Reds to three runs over seven innings.

It was the lefty's strongest performance in nearly a month. Ryan Ludwick did a majority of the damage, doubling in a run in the second and later scoring, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth. Overall, De La Rosa allowed five hits and walked one while striking out five. He'll take a 4.32 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 106/49 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's home start against the Royals.
Aug 14 - 11:42 PM

Jorge De La Rosa allowed four earned runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

De La Rosa was staked to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning, but he gave up a run in the bottom of that frame on a David Peralta RBI double and then the Diamondbacks poured on three in the bottom of the third. De La Rosa has a 4.34 ERA on the year. He'll get the Reds at Coors Field next time through the Colorado rotation.
Aug 9 - 11:47 PM

Jorge De La Rosa allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

The Tigers did all their damage in the span of two batters, as a Miguel Cabrera RBI single preceded a three-run homer from Victor Martinez. De La Rosa allowed six hits in all, walking one while striking out six. The start snapped a string of five consecutive quality starts from the 33-year-old, but he's still been largely good since late June. The lefty will carry an 11-7 record and 4.27 ERA into Saturday's start at the Diamondbacks.
Aug 3 - 4:10 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals have asked about Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.

The Royals have also been linked recently to A.J. Burnett as they try to make a minor rotation upgrade. De La Rosa has posted a weak 4.20 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 122 innings this season, but Coors Field is to blame for part of that poor production. The 33-year-old left-hander is scheduled to become a free agent this winter.
Jul 31 - 12:05 PM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees are in talks with the Rockies regarding Jorge De La Rosa.

It's clear that the Bombers aren't done adding pitching after the additions of Brandon McCarthy and Chris Capuano, as Bowden has linked them to Ian Kennedy and now to De La Rosa. The Rockies left-hander has a pedestrian 4.19 ERA this season but boasts a 1.78 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in three July starts.
Jul 24 - 11:25 PM

Jorge De La Rosa struck out 11 batters while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 7 1/3 innings in the Rockies' 6-4 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

De La Rosa allowed eight hits without walking a batter, and the left-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his four starts this month. The strong outing raised his record to 11-6 with a 4.19 ERA through 21 starts. He'll try to continue his strong stretch of starts when he faces the Cubs at Wrigley next week.
Jul 23 - 8:13 PM

Jorge De La Rosa pitched well in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday, surrendering just one run on four hits over six strong innings.

The veteran southpaw walked three and struck out a pair on the evening. The only damage against him came on an RBI triple by Starling Marte in the fifth inning. He departed with a 2-1 lead and in line for his 11th win of the season, but his bullpen was unable to hang on. He'll carry a 4.39 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Nationals.
Jul 19 - 12:17 AM

Jorge De La Rosa tossed six innings of one-run ball in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

The only run scored on an RBI groundout from Eduardo Nunez in the second inning. De La Rosa allowed six hits and one walk while striking out three batters. He now stands at 10-6 with a 4.56 ERA and 73/43 K/BB ratio in 102 2/3 innings across 19 starts this season. An impending free agent, he figures to be a popular trade target leading up to July 31.
Jul 12 - 1:01 AM

ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that the Rockies want a "young impact starter" in return for Jorge De La Rosa.

Stark adds that the Rockies are "very unlikely" to find such a return given that De La Rosa owns a rough 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 18 starts this season and is set to become a free agent this winter. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the Orioles are "monitoring" the 33-year-old left-hander, but it doesn't sound like the two teams are going to be able to find a common ground for a trade. The O's would be taking a step backward if they moved one of their young pitching prospects for a mediocre rental.
Jul 10 - 1:04 PM

A source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that the Orioles are "monitoring" Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.

The O's are in the market for a starting pitcher and the Rockies have been identified as one of the teams that will likely be sellers at the deadline, so the rumor makes some sense. Connolly notes that De La Rosa was once purchased by the Red Sox when current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette was the team's GM. The southpaw has a 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 18 starts this season, and he'll be a free agent this winter.
Jul 9 - 7:53 PM

Jorge De La Rosa (back) was cracked for eight runs -- seven earned -- over 3 1/3 innings in a loss on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

De La Rosa is probably happy Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter across from him, because nobody will remember his dud. He left Friday night's game after three innings with lower back tightness, but the pain subsided and he was medically cleared to take the hill this evening. That outing ended a stretch in which he'd gone 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA over three starts, which came on the heels of a far better seven-outing run of dominance in which he went 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA. It's possible that JDLR isn't physically right at the moment. Either way, it was clear he was sent into battle prematurely. The veteran left-hander falls to 6-6 with a 4.75 ERA. If he doesn't need a break, De La Rosa will get the Cardinals in Coors Field on Tuesday.
Jun 19 - 1:15 AM

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