Rubby De La Rosa labored through his four innings against Arizona on Sunday, throwing 103 pitches. On Monday, De La Rosa became the 15th Dodger this season to be placed on the disabled list, getting placed on the shelf with right elbow inflammation. John Ely was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque to take his place on the roster.
De La Rosa has made quite a rise through the Dodgers' farm system, as slightly more than a year ago he was in low Class A with Great Lakes. He finished last year with Double A Chattanooga, and began this year in Double A as well before getting promoted to the Dodgers on May 23. He has had a fine rookie season, with a 3.71 ERA in 60 2/3 innings, with 60 strikeouts and 31 walks.
Assuming the injury isn't serious, at the very least this DL trip will limit De La Rosa's innings. He threw 110 1/3 innings last season, and is at 100 2/3 innings pitched this year with 59 days left in the regular season.
This figures to be a longer stint with the big club for Ely, who has been called up twice this season only to pitch one game, including one start. De La Rosa's spot in the rotation doesn't come up again until Saturday at the earliest, and Ely hasn't pitched since last Wednesday in Omaha, so Ely might be available out of the bullpen during the Dodgers' series in San Diego.
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