Rubby De La Rosa
|Rubby De La Rosa|
|Boston Red Sox – No. 62|
March 4, 1989 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|May 24, 2011 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||4.34|
Los Angeles Dodgers
He signed with the Dodgers in 2007 and spent two seasons with their Dominican Summer League team. He was transferred to the Arizona League Dodgers in 2009 and then split 2010 between the Class-A Great Lakes Loons and Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Overall, he pitched in 22 games in 2010, with 13 starts and was 7–2 with a 2.37 ERA. He was selected as the Dodgers "Minor League Pitcher of the Year" and given an invite to Major League spring training for 2011. He was assigned back to Chattanooga to start the season, where he was 2–2 with a 2.92 ERA in 8 starts for the Lookouts. De La Rosa was selected to the 2011 Southern League All-Star game, but was unable to participate because he was promoted to the Dodgers.
He was called up by the Dodgers on May 24, 2011. He made his debut the same day, pitching a scoreless eighth inning against the Houston Astros, retiring the side in order, including 2 strikeouts. On May 27, he recorded his first career major league victory against the Florida Marlins.
On June 7, 2011 De La Rosa made his first career start against the Philadelphia Phillies.  He walked five of the first eleven batters he faced but settled down to allow just one run in five innings to pick up the win. He went on to pitch in 13 games for the Dodgers in 2011, including making 10 starts. His record was 4–5 with a 3.71 ERA and 60 strikeouts.
In his last start of the season, on July 31 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he suffered a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament while throwing a 94-mph fastball to Miguel Montero. He was placed on the disabled list after the game and the Dodgers announced that he would undergo Tommy John surgery and would be sidelined for up to a year.
After a long recovery period and a few minor league appearances, he finally rejoined the Dodgers on August 21, 2012. He pitched in one game for the Dodgers before being optioned back to the minors.
Boston Red Sox
On October 4, 2012 the Dodgers traded De La Rosa and Jerry Sands to the Boston Red Sox to complete the August 25, 2012 mega-trade (Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto and $11 million in cash for James Loney, Iván DeJesús, Jr., Allen Webster and the two players to be named later: Sands and De La Rosa).
On August 3, 2013, De La Rosa was called up to the Red Sox. He made 11 appearances going 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA.
On May 31, 2014, De La Rosa was called up to make a start against the Tampa Bay Rays for the injured starter Clay Buchholz. De La Rosa went 7 strong innings against the Rays, giving up 4 hits, no runs allowed, and striking out 8 batters. On June 16th 2014, De La Rosa matched his previous outing at Fenway, throwing 7 innings of 1 hit ball as the Red Sox beat the Twins 1-0.
- SOUTHERN LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 2011 NORTH DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM
- Top prospect De La Rosa gets call to Dodgers, MLB.com, May 24, 2011.
- De La Rosa, Gordon lead Dodgers to win
- De La Rosa to undergo Tommy John surgery
- Axisa, Mike (August 25, 2012). "Red Sox, Dodgers Complete Nine-Player Blockbuster".
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)