Player Page

Rubby De La Rosa | Relief Pitcher | #12

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Reno.
De La Rosa has responded well to stem cell treatments as he's attempting to avoid having Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old hurler posted a 1.96 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 25/4 K/BB ratio across 18 1/3 innings between High-A Visalia and Triple-A Reno. Jun 23 - 6:18 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will face hitters in extended spring training Wednesday.

De La Rosa received two rounds of stem-cell therapy in his elbow over the winter in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery. According to Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, the right-hander been throwing in the mid-to-upper 90s. The real test will be how he responds to throwing in games, but he could be an option for Arizona's bullpen at some point soon.
Apr 10 - 2:35 PM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) "threw the ball very, very well" in a live batting practice session Tuesday, according to Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.

De La Rosa was reassigned to the minors at the end of spring training as he works his way back from a right elbow injury. He underwent two rounds of stem-cell therapy over the offseason and will try to become an option for Arizona at some point in May. De La Rosa took the rehab route instead of undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Apr 4 - 7:15 PM

Diamondbacks reassigned RHP Rubby De La Rosa, OF Reymond Fuentes, C Hank Conger, and INF/OF Kristopher Negron to minor league camp.

An unsurprising round of Monday morning cuts from Diamondbacks camp. De La Rosa underwent two rounds of stem-cell therapy over the offseason as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. It's not clear what the exact plan is for him in early 2017, but he figures to report to Triple-A Reno once he's healthy.
Mar 27 - 11:59 AM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of this spring on Saturday.

It's the first time he's thrown from a mound since last September, as De La Rosa has received two rounds of stem-cell therapy injections since then. He won't be ready on Opening Day, but De La Rosa is confident he can help the Diamondbacks out of the bullpen soon. "One hundred percent," he said, when asked how he felt. "I feel happy about it. All the work I did in the past, finally I can see the result. I feel 100 percent ready to go. I’ll just keep working on moving forward."
Mar 19 - 9:03 AM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) is on track to begin throwing off a mound in two weeks.

It will be the first time he's thrown from the bump since last September. De La Rosa has twice undergone stem-cell treatment as he attempts to avoid a second Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He'll be used as a reliever this year. "It feels 100 percent right now," De La Rosa said. "No soreness, no tightness. I think it's good."
Feb 27 - 7:52 PM

Rubby De La Rosa underwent another injection of stem-cell therapy shortly after Christmas.

It was the second injection he's been given as he hopes the procedure promotes healing in his right elbow so he can avoid Tommy John surgery. De La Rosa, who was re-signed to a minor league deal after being non-tendered, will not be ready for Opening Day. The D'Backs plan to use him as a reliever, as they think he'll have a better shot to stay healthy in that role.
Feb 10 - 8:36 AM

Diamondbacks re-signed RHP Rubby De La Rosa to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

De La Rosa was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks last month after struggling through more elbow issues in 2016. He'll try to prove his health next spring and compete for a spot in Arizona's bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander holds a 4.48 ERA in 413 2/3 career major league innings.
Jan 3 - 6:06 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered RHP Rubby De La Rosa.

The right-hander was shut down early in the season with elbow troubles and there have been some rumblings that a second Tommy John surgery could be in his future. The former top prospect compiled a 4.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over his 50 2/3 innings in 2016.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said Thursday that it's too soon to say whether the stem cell treatment has helped Rubby De La Rosa (elbow).

De La Rosa underwent the treatment in September after he tried to rehab a sprained ulnar collateral ligament but still felt soreness and tightness in his elbow. He'll undergo an ultrasound at some point to see how the elbow is healing. If the treatment doesn't work, De La Rosa could need a second Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:10:00 AM

Rubby De La Rosa will undergo stem cell treatment on his ailing right elbow.

De La Rosa went the rest and rehab route with his sprained ulnar collateral ligament, but he's still feeling soreness and tightness in his elbow. This appears to be a last-ditch effort to avoid his second Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

De La Rosa has tried to pitch through a sprained ulnar collateral ligament but is still feeling soreness and tightness in his elbow. He's already had one Tommy John surgery and it's possible he'll require another. De La Rosa is arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale conceded that Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) is unlikely to return this season.

Momentum was building for a comeback in late September but De La Rosa simply ran out of time. Originally slated for Tommy John surgery after tearing his UCL, De La Rosa chose the rehab route instead. It looks like he'll be fine for spring training next season.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Saturday that Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) might pitch again this season after all.

The D'Backs announced Thursday that De La Rosa would be shut down, but Hale reversed course Saturday, saying the righty could pitch again if he shows improved command in bullpen sessions and in a simulated game. De La Rosa missed 3 1/2 months due to a sprained UCL and looked off in two appearances this month, but the club thinks his issues are more mental than physical.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Due to lingering health concerns, Rubby De La Rosa will not pitch again this season.

De La Rosa was just activated from the 60-day disabled list on September 9. He had previously been sidelined by a sprained UCL in his right elbow. While he did make two appearances after being activated, manager Chip Hale did not like what he saw in those outings and the Diamondbacks have decided it would be best not to risk further injury. De La Rosa will continue to throw, but his 2016 season has been put to rest. He finished the abbreviated campaign holding a 4.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Randall Delgado