The Los Angeles Dodgers have been quite busy since the season began, making moves just about every week that have involved the 40-man roster.
Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi have been busy picking up and moving players around for the first month of the season. Injuries to the big league club have made moves even more necessary and the depth that the front office built in the winter has been tested early. After the loss of Brandon McCarthy for the season, the Dodgers had an empty roster spot on the 40-man once he was placed on the disabled list.
Wasting no time, the Dodgers announced the move of McCarthy to the 60-day disabled list and the claiming of left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Oakland Athletics. De La Rosa will head to Triple-A.
The left-hander pitched in 44 games the past two seasons for the Arizona Diamondbacks, posting a combined 4.21 ERA; however, his ERA was 2.95 in 25 games last season. The Oakland Athletics picked him up in December and began the year in Triple-A. He was designated for assignment on April 25 to clear a spot on the roster for an outfielder.
De La Rosa is a 25-year-old left-hander from the Dominican Republic who throws a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup. He joins Ryan Dennick, Daniel Corcino and Xavier Cedeno as relievers claimed off waivers by the Dodgers in April. Dennick and Corcino cleared waivers and remain with the team, while Cedeno was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Dodgers currently have three left-handers in their bullpen, so it would appear that De La Rosa adds depth to the organization.
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