Found October 08, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Colorado Rockies have exercised left-handed starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa's 2014 option, the team has announced, meaning he'll spend at least one more season in the Mile High city. #Rockies have exercised their 2014 club option on LHP Jorge De La Rosa. He was 16-6 w/ a 3.49 ERA in '13. #HipHipJorge — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 8, 2013 The option will pay De La Rosa $11 million in 2014, the same amount he made this season. It was a no brainer for the Rockies, as De La Rosa turned in arguably the best season of his career in 2013, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.49 and 1.384 over 30 starts spanning 167 2/3 innings. De La Rosa has dealt with injuries and ineffectiveness over recent seasons, as he only started 33 games from 2010-12. He faced thumb ailments throughout the season, but they weren't able to sideline him for extended stretches. De La Rosa is 32 years old, and 2014 will be the last season of his current contract with the Rockies. If he's able to turn in another solid season, especially considering he calls Coors Field home, he should put himself in line for either a nice extension with the Rockies or a hefty payday on the free-agent market next winter. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

GUEST POST: Small Market Sports weighs in on Todd Helton's career with the Colorado Rockies

Todd Helton during the National Western Stock Show in 2010.BY: TAYLOR BEATTYSmall Market SportsColorado is home to some of the most scenic mountain landscapes in the world. They represent stability and strength. No one represented these traits more for the Colorado Rockies than Todd Helton. Some will say it was the thin air and playing his whole career in a “hitter’s park”...

Rockies rumors: Rockies exercise Jorge De La Rosa's option, want to extend contract

On Tuesday, October 8, the Colorado Rockies exercised their club option for starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa for 2014, guaranteeing the left-hander $11 million for next year reports Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. The Rockies announced the move Tuesday afternoon. #Rockies have exercised their 2014 club option on LHP Jorge De La Rosa. He was 16-6 w/ a 3.49 ERA in '13...

Rockies' Michael Cuddyer likely to take over first base next season

With Todd Helton riding off into the sunset, the Colorado Rockies will need a new first baseman.  Fortunately, they already have a pretty good one on the roster.  Michael Cuddyer has the experience, he has the bat, and it looks like he will be the guy. Troy Renck of the Denver Post says Cuddyer would give the Rockies the opportunity to replace Helton at first with a proven...

Rockies reveal plans for right field and other renovations at Coors Field

On Wednesday afternoon the Rockies revealed plans for a pretty substantial renovation to the right field upper deck and concourse at Coors Field. Long story short: They're ripping out a bunch of seats and installing a party deck. Here's a rendering of what's to come: There is more info about the renovation plan right here. They will pay homage to the Mile High City by...

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez opts for rest, not surgery, to fix finger injury

Pleased with the progress and lack of pain following three instructional league games outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has elected not to have surgery on his sprained right middle finger he told The Denver Post on Monday. At season's end Gonzalez was leaning toward the operation because of multiple setbacks. But he was encouraged by the finger's response last week and he believes...
Rockies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.