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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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Jorge De La Rosa lasted six innings and held the Padres to two runs Tuesday in a no-decision victory.
The Rockies had lost 35 of 40 on the road coming into tonight. It's surprising that De La Rosa was the guy to stop the skid, as the lefty entered this game 0-5 with a 5.16 ERA in his last five starts on the road. De La Rosa finishes the 2014 season 14-11 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 139/67 K/BB ratio across 184 1/3 innings. That production earned De La Rosa a contract extension worth $25 million over the next two years earlier this month. Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:38:00 AM

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Jorge De La Rosa fired six scoreless innings Wednesday in the Rockies' defeat of the Dodgers.

De La Rosa was staked to an eight-run lead after the first inning and went into cruise control, yielding only two hits and two walks while fanning three. He's now 14-11 on the season with a 4.14 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 132/63 K/BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings. The lefty will finish up his 2014 with a road start against the Padres.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa yielded four runs (three earned) over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

De La Rosa dug himself an early hole by giving up a three-run homer to Matt Holliday in the first inning and was never able to recover with Adam Wainwright dominating Colorado's bats. The southpaw fanned six and walked three in the loss and now sits at 13-11 with a 4.28 ERA on the year. He'll get the Dodgers next at Coors Field.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 01:04:00 AM

A source tells Thomas Harding of that Jorge De La Rosa's contract extension is worth $25 million over two years.

That actually sounds a little light given what De La Rosa could have made on the open market, but there's something to be said for financial security. Comfort also could have played a role -- despite Coors Field's bad reputation, De La Rosa is 9-2 with a 3.19 ERA at home this season. Combine that with the fact that he's been a member of the Rockies since 2008 and you can see why he would want to stay, even if at a slight discount.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 11:27:00 PM

The Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa have agreed on a two-year contract extension through 2016 pending league approval, the team announced Wednesday.

De La Rosa was set to hit the open market this winter, so while terms haven't been disclosed the Rockies likely paid a premium to lock up the southpaw. De La Rosa is currently 13-10 with a 4.26 ERA, the second straight year he's won at least 13 games. De La Rosa will turn 34 next April.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Jorge De La Rosa allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

De La Rosa gave up seven hits, including a Nolan Reimold two-run homer that ended De La Rosa's day. The lefty dropped to 13-10 with a 4.26 ERA in the loss. He's now lost two straight, and he'll try to get back in the win column Saturday against the Padres.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:07:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:14:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:53:00 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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:27:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:51:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:42:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 11:47:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 04:10:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 12:05:00 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.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:25:00 PM

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CF1Charlie Blackmon
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S1Jorge De La Rosa
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6David Hale
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8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
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4Boone Logan
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