Rockies lock up De La Rosa

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DENVER - The Colorado Rockies signed starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a two-year contract on Friday.

The deal, which the Denver Post reported was worth $21.5 million over the two guaranteed years, includes a player option for 2013 and a club option the next season.

De La Rosa, 29, started only 20 games due to an injury to his left middle finger this past season and went 8-7 with a 4.22 earned-run average and career-low 1.32 walks/hits per inning pitched.

The left-hander won 16 games in 2009 and owns a career mark of 49-47 in 178 games -- 116 starts -- in stints with Milwaukee (2004-06), Kansas City (2006-07) and Colorado (2008-present).

He has struck out nearly a batter per inning pitched in his time in Colorado -- 436 2/3 innings, 434 strikeouts.


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