Cubs sign De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

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Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) in the first inning during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Cubs sign De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) in the first inning during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa and transferred righty Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

The Cubs also optioned left-hander Randy Rosario to Triple-A Iowa to create a spot for De La Rosa on the active roster on Friday.

A 15-year veteran, De La Rosa has pitched in relief the past two seasons with Arizona after being used more as a starter earlier in his career. He was 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA in 42 appearances this season before the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment last week. De La Rosa has a 104-87 career mark with Milwaukee, Kansas City, Colorado and Arizona.

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The Cubs plan to have Darvish throw at least one more simulated game before going on a minor league rehab assignment. Signed to a $126 million, six-year contract in February, he has been sidelined since May 20 because of triceps and elbow injuries.

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