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De La Rosa arriving late to camp due to visa issues

Feb 14, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

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Jorge De La Rosa is going to be late to Rockies camp this spring.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, De La Rosa “is expected to miss the first few days” of spring training because he is having visa issues in his native Mexico.

De La Rosa has an offseason home in Scottsdale, Arizona — not far from the Rockies’ new spring training complex — and he should have things cleared up with the authorities by the end of this week or sooner.

The left-hander inked a two-year, $21.5 million free agent contract with Colorado this winter after registering a 4.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 across 20 starts in 2010. His new deal also carries an $11 million player option for 2013 and a potential $11 million club option for 2014.

  1. birdman6824 - Feb 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Is this part of an agent’s purview ? Shouldn’t the agent know how long it takes to get a visa before ST opens ? I understand there are problems with Dominican birthdates, but you would think an agent would be working on those type issues way beforehand also.

  2. Old Gator - Feb 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Visa issues? Why doesn’t this clown either mail in his payment a few days earlier or go get himself an American Express card?

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