June 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Rubby De La Rosa to their roster for tonight's contest against the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple outlets. The move was first reported by Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. For the countermove, Boston optioned right-hander Alex Wilson to Pawtucket, per WEEI's Alex Speier.
De La Rosa, acquired in last season's blockbuster trade with the Dodgers, had a 3.29 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 20 walks over 38 1/3 innings (11 starts) with Pawtucket. The 24-year-old initially struggled when he was on his 50-pitch limit, allowing 10 runs while walking six in his first 6 2/3 innings of the season. But once the limit gradually increased, De La Rosa found his form as he didn't allow an earned run from April 27 to May 23, a span that stretched 20 2/3 innings. He struck out 31 batters in his last 31 2/3 innings pitched with Pawtucket while walking 14 and allowing just four earned runs. He topped out at 83 pitches on June 2 in his start against the Syracuse Chiefs.
De La Rosa has posted a 4-5 record with a 3.91 ERA and 60 strikeouts to 33 walks in 61 1/3 innings in the majors spanning from 2011 and 2012. His last major-league appearance came on August 22 of last season, in which he allowed two runs and walked two in 2/3 innings with the Dodgers.
Photo Credit: Rubby De La Rosa by Kelly O'Connor
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