Rockies extend pitcher Jorge De La Rosa’s contract by two years

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – The Colorado Rockies have extended left-hander Jorge De La Rosa’s contract by two years for $25 million, which is currently pending league approval.

De La Rosa was in the final year of a four-year, $42.5 million deal with the Rockies.

He sports a 13-10 record with a 4.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and .240 batting average against in 28 starts for the Rockies this season.

De La Rosa has also notched 119 strikeouts in 160.2 innings and leads the Rockies rotation in WHIP, ERA, strikeouts and wins.

The pitcher has won nine of his 13 starts at home this season with a 3.19 ERA and .232 batting average against over 79 innings.

His 44 career wins at high-altitude Coors Field also rank as the most all time and his .759 winning percentage at home is also second-best among all active Major League pitchers since 2008.

De La Rosa owns a 68-44 record in seven seasons, the second-most in franchise history.

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