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De La Rosa's performance was critical on Sunday.Jorge De La Rosa was supposed to be the wild card in the Colorado Rockies rotation. Instead, he is looking like a true ace.De La Rosa was re-signed by the Rockies after the 2010 season, it came as a bit of a surprise. The left-hander had made a name for himself, and was probably one of the best three starting pitchers available in free agency that year. Instead of testing the waters, De La Rosa re-signed with the Rockies for two years, with two option years on top.Obviously the move turned out to be a wise one. Before the end of May in 2011, De La Rosa was scheduled for Tommy John surgery. The procedure effectively ended both his 2011 season, and ate up all but three starts in 2012. With the recovery taking as long as it did, coupled with De La Rosa's reputation for having a fragile psyche, the general attitude of how he would fare in 2013 was far from positive.As the Mexican-born lefty closes in on the two-year mark since his ...
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