by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher prospect Rubby De La Rosa continues to show improvement at Triple-A Pawtucket as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2011. The right-hander struck out a season-high seven batters Saturday in four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks.
De La Rosa, who remains on a strict pitch count, hasn't allowed a run in four straight outings (14 innings). He's allowed eight hits and four walks, while striking out 19 batters in that span.
De La Rosa threw a season-high 71 pitches Saturday, which 46 went for strikes, according to WEEI. He also had seven swings and misses.
Rubby De La Rosa ready to increase pitch count
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Red Sox pitching prospect Rubby De La Rosa, who has been coddled since returning from Tommy John surgery, is expected to stretch out to 70-75 pitches during his start Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket, according to The Pawtucket Times. De La Rosa has been around 50 pitches in his first five starts.
"Ultimately you want to protect his arm because of the surgery he had,” Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina said, referencing the elbow surgery De La Rosa underwent in August 2011. "Rubby’s going to tell us when it’s time to stretch him out and he’s been telling us with his performance over the last outing or two. Sooner or later, you’ve got to release the reins."
De La Rosa has posted a 7.11 ERA and .229 opponents' batting average through his first five starts. However, his last two starts have consisted of six scoreless innings, which have included six strikeouts.
Rubby De La Rosa heading to Pawtucket
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) The Red Sox optioned pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. De La Rosa posted a 9.45 ERA in four relief appearances in spring training.
De La Rosa impressing BoSox
(2/22/2013) MLB.com reports the Red Sox will keep Rubby De La Rosa on a strict pitching program this spring after he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011. The right-hander will pitch two innings in all of his appearances in camp. De La Rosa, who was acquired from the Dodgers last summer, has caught the eye of manager John Farrell thus far. "He's been impressive, not just in terms of the sheer stuff, but his ability to manipulate the baseball," Farrell said Friday. "He's got a good feel for his changeup, he can throw his breaking ball for strikes. But we're dealing with a set of circumstances that are different than John's coming off Tommy John. We'll be a little bit more slow-paced with Rubby, but he's been impressive early on. We'll keep him to those two-inning stints throughout camp."