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Eury De La Rosa

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Eury De La Rosa made his major league debut in 2013.

De La Rosa started his career with the 2008 DSL Diamondbacks, going 1-2 with two saves, a 2.11 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 42 2/3 IP. He was 0-2 with a 5.35 ERA for the 2009 Missoula Osprey in his US debut. He was much better the next year with the Yakima Bears, going 1-1 with 9 saves, a 1.00 ERA, 56 strikeouts and a .148 opponent average in 45 innings. He tied Aaron Kurcz for third in the Northwest League in saves, behind A.J. Griffin and Kable Hogben and was second in opponent average (behind Hogben). He was picked as the NWL All-Star lefty reliever, with Griffin picked as the right-hander.

The Dominican hurler continued to shine in 2011 with the South Bend Silver Hawks (1-0, 10 Sv, 1.36), Visalia Oaks (0 R in 1 IP) and Reno Aces (2 R in 1 IP). He went 4-4 with 8 saves and a 2.84 ERA for the 2012 Mobile BayBears, with a WHIP barely over 1. He was 6th in the Southern League in pitching appearances (53) and fifth in fewest baserunners per 9 innings. He tied Mike DeMark for second in the Diamondbacks chain in games pitched, 3 behind Sam Demel. He went 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in 22 games for the Estrellas Orientales. He began 2013 with the Aces and was 1-4 with a 5.14 ERA after 37 games, with 45 strikeouts in 42 innings. He was called up to the majors when Tyler Skaggs was sent down.

Eury made his major league debut in the 8th inning on July 14, 2013, coming in with a 5-1 lead over the Milwaukee Brewers. He struck out Martin Maldonado, got Yuniesky Betancourt on a liner and fanned Jeff Bianchi. In the 9th, he struck out Weeks and then retired both Norichika Aoki and Logan Schafer for a perfect debut in The Show. He made 19 appearances for the D-Backs that season, going 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA. That high ERA belied the fact that he had allowed only 13 hits and 5 walks in 14 2/3 innings, while striking out 16; five of the hits were homers however, which resulted in more runs than would otherwise have been expected. He did better in 2014, as he was 2-0, 2.95 in 25 games. In 36 2/3 innings, he allowed only 2 homers with a 32/14 K/W ratio. He also pitched with Reno, where he went 2-4, 2.52 with 2 saves in 36 appearances.

On December 18, 2014, Eury's contract was purchased by the Oakland Athletics.

Primary Source: 2013 Diamondbacks Media Guide

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