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Oakland Athletics acquire De La Rosa from Arizona Diamondbacks

The Oakland Athletics acquired pitcher Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Thursday.

In 25 games with Arizona last season, De La Rosa went 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA. The 24-year-old left-hander allowed just two home runs in 36 2/3 innings and held right-handed hitters to a .233 batting average.

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De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 4.21 ERA in 44 career appearances over two seasons with the Diamondbacks.

The Dominican native began the 2014 season at Triple-A Reno and compiled a 2.52 ERA and .224 opponents batting average in 36 relief appearances with the Aces before he was promoted to Arizona on July 5.

To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's designated pitcher Fernando Rodriguez for assignment and also released pitcher Jorge De Leon, who was designated for assignment Dec. 9.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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