The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a two-year Major League contract extension through 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per club policy.
De La Rosa, 33, has gone 13-10 with a 4.26 ERA (160.2 ip, 76 er) in 28 starts for the Rockies so far in 2014. He's 9-2 with a 3.19 ERA (79.0 ip, 28 er) in 13 starts at Coors Field. He has won each of his last six home starts and his nine wins at home on the season are tied for second among Major League pitchers. The left-hander is coming off of a 16-6 season in 2013 where he had a career-best 3.49 ERA (167.2 ip, 65 er) in 30 starts. The Monterrey, Mexico native is a combined 29-16 with 3.86 ERA (328.1 ip, 141 er) over the last two seasons.
De La Rosa was acquired by the Rockies on April 30, 2008 from the Kansas City Royals to complete a previous deal that sent right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez to the Royals. Since joining Colorado's rotation in 2008, he has gone 68-44 with a 4.24 ERA (834.2 ip, 393 er) in 152 games/146 starts. His 68 wins are second-most on the Rockies all-time wins list, while his .607 win percentage is the highest among any Rockies pitcher with at least 35 games started. Over those six seasons (2008-14), he has gone 44-14 (.759) at Coors Field with a 4.04 ERA (427.1 ip, 192 er) in 77 games/73 starts. The 44 wins and .759 win percentage are tops in franchise, while his home win percentage since 2008 is second only to Zack Greinke's .773 percentage (58-17).
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.