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Jorge de la Rosa

Colorado Rockies — No. 29
Starting pitcher
Born: April 5, 1981 (1981-04-05) (age 28)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
August 14, 2004 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-Loss     41-40
Earned run average     5.18
Strikeouts     517
Teams

Jorge Alberto de la Rosa Gonzalez (born April 5, 1981, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) is a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Baseball career

During the 2006 season, Brewers starting pitchers Ben Sheets, Tomo Ohka, and long relief man Rick Helling were injured, leaving the fifth spot open. The Brewers inserted De la Rosa in the starting role after an unsuccessful stint with Dana Eveland. In 3 starts, he went 0-2 with an 12.27 ERA. In his third start, he was removed because of blisters on his finger. He was then placed on the 15-day DL.

De la Rosa was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Tony Graffanino during the 2006 season. In his first start for the Kansas City Royals, he pitched six innings allowing two earned runs and getting the win. De la Rosa played for the Mexican baseball team during the World Baseball Classic.

On April 30, 2008, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies, completing the earlier trade that sent pitcher Ramón Ramírez to the Royals.

In 2009, he tied for the major league lead in errors by a pitcher, with 5.[1]

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Jorge de la Rosa
Colorado Rockies — No. 29
Starting pitcher
Born: April 5, 1981 (1981-04-05) (age 29)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
August 14, 2004 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through October 5th, 2010)
Win-Loss    49-47
Earned run average    5.02
Strikeouts    603
Teams
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Jorge Alberto de la Rosa Gonzalez (born April 5, 1981, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) is a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

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Baseball career

Jorge De La Rosa was signed as an amateur free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998. De La Rosa made his MLB on August 14, 2004 for the Milwaukee Brewers.

During the

  1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball Year season, Brewers starting pitchers Ben Sheets, Tomo Ohka, and long relief man Rick Helling were injured, leaving the fifth spot open. The Brewers inserted De la Rosa in the starting role after an unsuccessful stint with Dana Eveland. In 3 starts, he went 0-2 with an 12.27 ERA. In his third start, he was removed because of blisters on his finger. He was then placed on the 15-day DL.

De la Rosa was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Tony Graffanino during the 2006 season. In his first start for the Kansas City Royals, he pitched six innings allowing two earned runs and getting the win. De la Rosa played for the Mexican baseball team during the World Baseball Classic.

Colorado Rockies

On April 30,

  1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball Year, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies, completing the earlier trade that sent pitcher Ramón Ramírez to the Royals.

2009 Season

Jorge De La Rosa struggled during the first half of the 2009 season going 0-6 in his first 10 starts. However after June 1 De La Rosa was one of the best pitchers in baseball. De La Rosa would go on to win 16 games for the Rockies, and helped the Rockies clinch the NL wildcard with his second half performance. On October 4 while pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers, De La Rosa suffered a strained left groin and left the game. De La Rosa would go on to miss the NLDS against the Phillies. De La Rosa had the best season of his career in 2009 going 16-9, 4.38, and 193 strikeouts. De La Rosa's 16 wins ranked him 3rd in the NL in 2009.

2010 season

Jorge De La Rosa started the season going 3-1, 3.91 ERA, 26 K in 23 IP before suffering a torn flexor tendon band in his left finger which put De La Rosa on the DL for the next 2 months. He returned in July from the DL and finished the season going 8-7, 4.22 ERA, and 113 K in 121.2 IP. He became a free agent at the end of the 2010 season.

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