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Rockies agree to a two-year extension with Jorge De La Rosa

Sep 3, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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The Rockies announced that the club has agreed to a two-year extension with starter Jorge De La Rosa through the 2016 season. The figures are not yet known, and the deal is still pending league approval. (Update: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that it’s $25 million over two years. The contract includes no options.)

De La Rosa drew some trade interest in July, but the Rockies preferred to keep their 33-year-old pitcher with the intent of eventually agreeing to an extension. He would have been eligible for free agency after the season. The lefty joined the Rockies at the start of the 2008 season in the trade that sent reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Royals.

De La Rosa is currently 13-10 with a 4.26 ERA and a 119/57 K/BB ratio in 160 2/3 innings over 28 starts this season. It’s disappointing compared to his 2013 numbers — 16-6, 3.49, 112/62 — but the Rockies expect him to lead their starting rotation ahead of some younger arms over the next two seasons.

  1. weaselpuppy - Sep 4, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    This is why the Rox are a bad team….

    • coryrox78 - Sep 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      That was the smartest thing they’ve done all season actually.

  2. edelmanfanclub - Sep 4, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Fair deal, I guess. Some how this guy tends to pitch better at Coors then any other field which is really bizarre. 12.5 a year for a starter isn’t much these days.

    • jwbiii - Sep 4, 2014 at 3:53 AM

      De La Rosa $12.5M AAV in line with many of last year’s FAs – Garza, Nolasco, Jimenez, Arroyo, Hudson. Fewer years because he turns 34 in ’15— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 4, 2014

  3. polegojim - Sep 16, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    The most consistently irrelevant team in Major League Baseball.

    At least they are consistent at something.

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