Royals trade P De La Rosa to Rockies
De La Rosa went 11-16 with a 5.64 ERA in 36 games - 33 starts - for the Royals in 2006 and 2007 but has spent all of this season in the minor leagues.
The lefthander is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA, recording 23 strikeouts in 22 innings with Class AAA Omaha.
“Jorge is a versatile lefthander with a good arm,” Colorado general manager Dan O’Dowd said.
Since De La Rosa is not on Kansas City’s 40-man roster, he will be assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs by the Rockies.
The 27-year-old is 15-23 with a 5.85 ERA in 97 career games with the Milwaukee Brewers and Royals.