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Jorge De La Rosa unlikely to return this season

Jun 28, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

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More troubling news for the Colorado rotation.

According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd acknowledged Wednesday evening in a conference call with season ticket holders that Jorge De La Rosa might not make it back this season.

The left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery 12 months ago, but he’s still experiencing problems and has been shut down from throwing until September.

De La Rosa, 31, registered a 3.51 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings last year before completely tearing his ulnar collateral ligament. He holds an $11 million player option for the 2013 season.

  1. blzr409 - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    That’s actually an $11 million player option for 2013, which means it’s much more likely to be exercised.

    • Drew Silva - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      Oops, good call.

  2. kkolchak - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    This is just a reminder that not every pitcher bounces back strong from TJ surgery.

  3. mjay424 - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    The Rockies haven’t got much for the money spent on Jorge De La Rosa and next year he likely, while healthier, is not going to be fine tuned yet but he will be better than he was leading up to the injury, just not as good (in 2013) as he once was and in as much quantity (of innings).

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