Dodgers @ D’Backs June 30, 2015: Remember Rubby De La Rosa?

Yesterday, I wrote about how Allen Webster was a highly-touted Dodger prospect who was traded to Boston for Adrian Gonzalez and friends, then went to Arizona in the Wade Miley deal last winter. Still young and talented, he’s yet to gain a strong foothold in the majors. On a completely unrelated topic, Rubby De La Rosa starts tonight for the Diamondbacks.

Dodgers
D’Backs
6:40 p.m.
Phoenix, Az.
CF
Pederson
CF
Pollock
2B
Kendrick
LF
Peralta
3B
Turner
1B
Goldschmidt
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Tomas
RF
Puig
3B
Lamb
LF
Ethier
C
Castillo
C
Grandal
2B
Owings
SS
Rollins
SS
Ahmed
P
Frias (R)
P
De La Rosa (R)

De La Rosa’s path has obviously mirrored Webster’s pretty closely, except that he did briefly appear for the Dodgers before blowing out his elbow and requiring Tommy John surgery. (He was traded while injured. So was Carl Crawford. Don’t let anyone tell you that’s not a thing.)

He’s had a bit more success, though, beginning with the fact that he still has a big league job. (Webster was sent back to Triple-A today after last night’s rough outing, with reliever Matt Stites coming to take his place.) He’s made 15 starts for Arizona this year, and he’s shown good-enough ability to miss bats and limit walks, though a home run problem has given him a 4.16 FIP. He still throws hard, though, and it’s hard to see him running into as much trouble as Webster did last night.

Hey, Brandon League is coming! Maybe.

That’s now 10 rehab outings for League, and I’m not entirely sure how this is going to work. You could argue, I suppose, that Yimi Garcia gets optioned down for a few minutes to give yourself some time to sort all this out. You could argue that League should just get DFA’d. Maybe that’s what happens. Guess we’ll find out soon.

Same goes for you, Carl Crawford:

…except that the DFA isn’t really on the table there, nor should it be.

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LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
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