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Jorge De La Rosa | Relief Pitcher | #29

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / UDFA / ARZ
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Jorge De La Rosa has made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.
De La Rosa didn't have a particularly strong spring (5.63 ERA in eight Cactus League outings) but the D'Backs are hoping he still has some juice left as a middle reliever/lefty specialist. Chase Field isn't a pitcher's park by any stretch, but it's certainly a step up from Coors Field, where De La Rosa spent his previous nine seasons. Mar 28 - 1:25 PM

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Diamondbacks signed LHP Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says that De La Rosa will make $2.25 million if in the majors and will compete for a spot in the D'Backs Opening Day bullpen. Just 12 of the left-hander's 235 appearances since 2007 have come as a reliever, but it's probably De La Rosa's best role at this point. The southpaw put up a 5.51 ERA across 134 innings for the Rockies last season and will turn 36 in April.
Feb 19 - 12:05 PM

Jorge De La Rosa is likely to decide on a new club early next week, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

De La Rosa was said to be drawing free agent interest from the Pirates back in early December, but his market has been very quiet since then. The veteran left-hander posted an ugly 5.51 ERA and 108/63 K/BB ratio across 134 innings with the Rockies in 2016. He has stated that he is open to working as a multi-inning reliever.
Feb 9 - 11:23 AM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates have checked on free agents Jorge De La Rosa and Doug Fister.

Biertempfel writes that the Pirates were simply doing their due diligence and nothing appears to be imminent with either pitcher. De La Rosa posted a 5.51 ERA and 108/63 K/BB ratio over 134 innings with the Rockies in 2016 and has expressed a willingness to potentially work as a multi-inning reliever. Fister, who turns 33 in February, is coming off a 4.64 ERA over 32 starts with the Astros.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:29:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Jorge De La Rosa has been informing interested teams that he's willing to work out of the bullpen as a multi-inning reliever.

De La Rosa hasn't been a popular name in the early free agent market, but could prove to be useful in a swing role with the ability to work multiple innings or get left-handers out. The 35-year-old registered a 5.51 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 108/63 K/BB ratio across 134 frames with the Rockies in 2016.
Source: FOX Sports
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:13:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa yielded eight runs -- seven earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

A pair of homers were among the Cardinals' seven hits, and the southpaw also walked three. On the plus side, he struck out eight batters, tying a season high. But that's where the good news stops for the 35-year-old, who has now allowed five or more runs in three straight starts. He'll carry a 5.51 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Dodgers.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:35:00 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Jorge De La Rosa will be making his final start of the season on Tuesday night against the visiting Cardinals.

There's no injury-related reasoning behind the early shutdown, but it's notable because De La Rosa is scheduled to become a free agent this fall. He is likely making his final appearance in a Rockies uniform after a nine-year run with the club. The veteran left-hander will turn 36 years old next April and will likely have to settle for a one-year deal on the open market. He's sporting a 5.22 ERA through 129 1/3 innings in 2016.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa proved ineffective in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, yielding six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.

The Rockies handed De La Rosa a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but he would blow that almost immediately, surrendering four runs in the bottom of the frame. Two more runs in the fourth spelled his exit. The veteran southpaw will carry a rough 5.22 ERA and 1.62 WHIP into a home start against the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Look elsewhere for fantasy glory.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Jorge De La Rosa racked up eight strikeouts over five innings of three-run ball in a no-decision against the Nationals on Saturday.

De La Rosa gave up eight hits on the afternoon while walking one. He also contributed with his bat, delivering an RBI single in the fourth inning that increased the Rockies' lead to 3-0. The veteran southpaw has struggled for most of the season, compiling a 5.09 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 90/51 K/BB ratio over 115 frames. He'll do battle against the Diamondbacks his next time out at home on Friday.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa held the Cubs to two earned runs over eight innings Sunday for his eighth win.

De La Rosa gave up two Addison Russell homers, but they were both solo shots. He yielded only two other hits and one walk while striking out six. De La Rosa will carry an 8-7 record and 5.07 ERA into his next start on the road against the Nationals.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa surrendered three runs in five innings but did not factor into the decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

De La Rosa got a temporary reprieve from Coors Field but facing the Rangers' loaded offense -- including the designated hitter -- is not a walk in the park either. He put 10 runners on base in five frames and was fortunate he didn't give up more than three runs. He allowed seven hits and three walks and struck out only one batter. He will take an unsightly 5.25 ERA into his next start on Monday at home versus the Nationals.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 12:56:00 AM

Jorge De La Rosa gave up just one run in six innings but settled for a no-decision on Friday when the Rockies' bullpen blew the lead in the ninth inning.

He gave up four hits and three walks while striking out two in the game. Walking batters at Coors Field is a no-no but he was able to keep the hits to a minimum. The good outing gives him a 5.24 ERA with 71 strikeouts and 42 walks in 91 innings.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Jorge De La Rosa held the Mets to two runs in six innings as the Rockies won 7-2 on Saturday.

He struck out four and walked two while giving up six hits. The win evens his record at seven wins and seven losses with a 5.51 ERA. His next start will be at home versus the Marlins on Friday.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:27:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa held the Orioles to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Monday but took a no-decision.

De La Rosa walked three, but he managed to hold the O's to just four hits. He departed with a 2-1 lead but Adam Ottavino allowed an RBI groundout to the first batter he faced. De La Rosa was knocked around in his previous outing but has mostly been very good since rejoining the rotation. He'll face the Mets on the road this weekend.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa was horrendous in Wednesday's loss to the Rays, yielding nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits over four innings.

De La Rosa held a 2-1 lead entering the third inning, but the Rays would erase that with three runs in the frame before jumping De La Rosa for five more in the fourth. He struck out just one on the afternoon. The ugly performance jumped his ERA from an already-tough 5.50 to a downright sad 6.07. The veteran southpaw also holds a 1.67 WHIP. He will try to rebound from this disaster when he hits the road for a date with the Orioles next time out.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 06:46:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
4John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Brandon Drury
2Adam Rosales
3Daniel Descalso
4Kristopher Negron
5Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Ketel Marte
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5T.J. McFarland
6Jorge De La Rosa
7Jake Barrett
8Randall Delgado
9Jimmie Sherfy
10Silvino Bracho
11JJ Hoover
12Braden Shipley
13Anthony Banda