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Diamondbacks sign Jorge De La Rosa to minor-league deal

The ex-Rockie joins a division rival on a non-guaranteed deal.

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The Diamondbacks have signed left-hander Jorge De La Rosa to a minor-league deal, as reported by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The deal is worth $2.25 million at major-league level and includes $1 million in starting incentives and $600k in relief incentives.

De La Rosa, who turns 36 in April, joins Arizona after spending the last nine seasons with the division-rival Rockies. He was linked to a couple of clubs this winter, with the Orioles showing some interest before he came to terms with the D-Backs.

De La Rosa struggled to a 5.51 ERA in 134 innings for the Rox last season, though showed promise as a reliever in three appearances once being taken out of the rotation. He will likely break camp as a member of the D-Backs’ bullpen, with the ability to serve as a long man or make a spot start for the club.

De La Rosa owns a career 101-84 record, 4.64 ERA and 7.5 K/9 in 13 major-league seasons with Milwaukee (2004-06), Kansas City (2006-07) and Colorado (2008-16).