DENVER - SEPTEMBER 15: Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 15 2010 in Denver Colorado. De La Rosa collected the win as the Rockies defeated the Padres 9-6. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Jorge De La Rosa has been recalled from his rehab stint due to left forearm tightness, according to Thomas Harding:
#Rockies have recalled LHP Jorge De La Rosa from rehab assignment because of left forearm tightness.— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 19, 2012
De La Rosa began his rehab stint with the Modesto Nuts at the start of May and moved up to Double-A after two starts there. His first start for Tulsa came just one week ago, but an onslaught of singles, doubles, and a triple ended his outing after one inning and four runs allowed. That and some forearm tightness.
De La Rosa said he felt all right on Friday, just one day after he threw four innings of one-run ball.
Harding explains what is going on:
After 7 days,#Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa will be placed back on the DL for firearm tightness and will get a new 30-day injury rehab window— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 19, 2012
Explanation: #Rockies De La Rosa was not going to be ready when his rehab window for elbow surgery was set to 5/27, to return to Majors 6/2— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 19, 2012
So, basically, the team needed to claim a new injury in order to get more time for De La Rosa as he makes his way back from injury. The forearm tightness, however, is a legitimate issue for De La Rosa.