The Dodgers announced today that they have designated left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa for assignment. De La Rosa’s 40-man roster spot will go to Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, whose six-year contract has now been officially announced by the Dodgers.
De La Rosa, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Athletics about three weeks ago. After opening the season with six scoreless innings for Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate, however, De La Rosa struggled with the move to the Dodgers organization, surrendering five runs on 12 hits and four walks in 7 1/3 frames. De La Rosa had solid control as he worked his way up the minor league ladder, but he’s struggled with it since reaching Triple-A. In 103 1/3 innings at the top minor league level, he’s averaged five walks per nine innings, against 8.4 K/9.