Jorge De La Rosa misses start with tight forearm

Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa missed his

scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night

because of a tight left forearm.

Jeff Manship started in place of De La Rosa, who is Colorado’s

highest-paid player at $11 million for the 2013 season. De La Rosa

may be able to pitch as soon as Sunday against the Milwaukee

Brewers in Maryvale.

It’s the second time in two days that a key member of Colorado’s

rotation missed a start with a minor injury. Opening Day starter

Jhoulys Chacin missed his start Friday after tweaking his back

during a workout a day earlier but is expected to pitch two innings

in a relief role against the Padres.