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Red Sox calling up Rubby De La Rosa to start Saturday

May 29, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

Rubby De La Rosa AP AP

According to Sean McAdam of, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after tonight’s game that Rubby De La Rosa will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Clay Buchholz‘s spot in the rotation and start against the Rays.

De La Rosa was acquired from the Dodgers in 2012 in the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto to Los Angeles. The 25-year-old has pitched well at the Triple-A level this season, putting up a 3.04 ERA and 52/23 K/BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings over 10 starts.

De La Rosa made one relief appearance with the Dodgers in 2012 and 11 with the Red Sox last year, but this will be his first start in the majors since his rookie season in 2011. The hard-throwing right-hander compiled a 3.71 ERA and 60/31 K/BB ratio in 60 2/3 innings that year prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery.

  1. tfbuckfutter - May 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    The only way he could perform worse than Clay this season is if instead of pitching he intends to dropkick the ball toward home plate.

    And even then it’s a tossup.

  2. bronco58lb - May 30, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    De La Rosa is one of baseball’s scouting finds. He was signed for less than $20K by the Dodgers.

  3. jya87 - May 30, 2014 at 2:59 AM

    Still hard to believe Boston was able to pull him away from the Dodgers in their salary dump. Watched this kid pitch with the Dodgers, his stuff was incredible. Hope he has success with the Red Sox.

  4. Jack Marshall - May 30, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    What a dream: to come to the majors replacing a so-called star who has pitched as horribly as Buchholtz. Talk about a low bar.

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