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Rockies Want De La Rosa As PTBNL

Last Wednesday, the Royals acquired Ramon Ramirez from the Rockies for a player to be named later. Well, later appears to be now as the Rockies have expressed interest in Jorge De La Rosa assuming he clears waivers and accepts the assignment.  For more clarity, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star breaks down why it wasn't just a straight trade of Ramirez for De La Rosa:

"Any club claiming De La Rosa on waivers would be on the hook for his $1.025 million salary. He can choose to become a free agent if he clears waivers but would forfeit his salary if he does so. If De La Rosa clears waivers and accepts the assignment, he can be traded as a minor-league player. A player to be determined later can’t be a player on a club’s 40-man roster."

De La Rosa started strong this spring but ended with an 8.03 ERA.  After posting optimistic k/9 rates of 8.9 and 9.2 in '05 and '06 respectively, De La Rosa has struggled in his move from Milwaukee to the Royals.  He throws hard and may find more success in the NL with some more work in minors.

By Nat Boyle


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