The Diamondbacks announced today that they released lefty Jorge De La Rosa after he cleared waivers. He had been designated for assignment at the trade deadline.
De La Rosa, 37, had been working out of the pen after cracking the roster on a minors deal this spring. He’s owed $2.25MM for the season, his second in Arizona.
The veteran southpaw managed only a 4.63 ERA in his 35 innings for the Snakes before he was cut loose. Though he carried a solid 51.9% groundball rate, De La Rosa posted a marginal combination of 6.9 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9 while allowing homers on twenty percent of the flyballs put in play against him.