Apr 27, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT
Jorge De La Rosa has been diagnosed with a torn tendon in his left middle finger following an MRI exam Monday and is expected to miss multiple starts. “He’s going to be out for a while,” general manager Dan O’Dowd said. “If he pushed it, he could be lost for the season.”
De La Rosa suffered the injury Sunday while holding the Marlins to two runs over five innings in a Rockies victory and is 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA in four starts this season. After compiling a 5.85 ERA through the first 274 innings of his career, De La Rosa latched on with the Rockies in 2008 and has gone 29-18 with a 4.55 ERA and 347 strikeouts in 338 innings.
To replace him in the rotation the Rockies are expected to call up 22-year-old prospect Jhoulys Chacin, who’s 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA at Triple-A. He’ll likely start Saturday against the Giants. Jason Hammel is likely also headed to the disabled list after straining his groin yesterday, so suddenly the Rockies’ rotation is very thin and Esmil Rogers figures to get the nod as his replacement.
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