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Arizona Diamondbacks ink LHP Jorge De La Rosa to minor league deal

By The Sports Xchange
Former Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) records the win and throws into the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on August 30, 2015. The Colorado Rockies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
1 of 3 | Former Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) records the win and throws into the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on August 30, 2015. The Colorado Rockies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league deal on Sunday with an invitation to major league spring training.

De La Rosa, 35, is expected to compete for a bullpen role after spending most of his 13-year major league career as a starter.

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De La Rosa appeared in 27 games (24 starts) for the Colorado Rockies last season, going 8-9 with a 5.51 ERA over 134 innings pitched.

De La Rosa spent the past nine years with the Rockies (2008-16). He also pitched for the Kansas City Royals (2006-2007) and Milwaukee Brewers (2004-2006).

For his career, De La Rosa is 101-84 with a 4.64 ERA in 306 games (241 starts).

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