SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa was selected opening-day starter by the Colorado Rockies.
He will face the Marlins in Miami on March 31. It’s the first opening-day assignment for the 32-year-old De La Rosa, who went a career-best 16-6 with a 3.49 ERA last season.
The Rockies made the announcement Wednesday. The move was expected with left-hander Jhoulys Chacin sidelined with a sore throwing shoulder and not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
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De La Rosa allowed two hits in three scoreless innings in his last spring training start on Tuesday.
His 55 wins with Colorado are the fifth-most in franchise history.
De La Rosa is entering the final year of a four-year contract.