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2015 Dodgers review: Eury De La Rosa

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A look back at the brief time of Eury De La Rosa with the Dodgers in 2015, including nearly three weeks on the 40-man roster.

What went right

The Dodgers claimed the left-handed pitcher off waivers from the Athletics on April 30. He was another cog in the Dodgers' roster-churning machine, one of three waiver claims in a 16-day period in April, part of a three-week period that also saw three more players acquired for cash considerations.

Of those six players, only one — Matt West — played for the Dodgers, and did so for all of two games.

What went wrong

De La Rosa didn't get called up to the Dodgers, but did last 19 days on the 40-man roster, until he was designated for assignment on May 19 to make room for the signing of Hector Olivera.

In the interim, De La Rosa appeared in six games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He had three outings of one scoreless inning, including two wins, but in total put up a 6.14 ERA in 7⅓ innings, with six strikeouts and four walks.

Opposing batters when De La Rosa was with Oklahoma City hit .364/.447/.636 with two home runs and three doubles.

The Padres claimed De La Rosa off waivers on May 23, and the lefty spent the remainder of his season with Triple-A El Paso and Double-A San Antonio.

2015 particulars

Age: 25

Stats: 2-0, 6.14 ERA, 6 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

De La Rosa pitched a scoreless ninth inning for OKC against the Iowa Cubs on May 16. He allowed a leadoff single to Arismendy Alcantara, but then struck out Javier Baez and got a ground ball double play to finish the frame. Austin Barnes singled home the game-winner for Oklahoma City in the bottom of the inning.

Roster status

De La Rosa is a minor league free agent.