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De La Rosa Could Act Sooner Rather Than Later

De La Rosa Could Act Sooner Rather Than Later

Ken Rosenthal has an update on free agent left hander Jorge De La Rosa, noting that the former Colorado Rockies pitcher could act sooner rather than later.  That's not huge news, since speculation out of Colorado from Troy Renck said that De La Rosa wouldn't necessarily wait for Cliff Lee to sign if the right offer came along.  However, Rosenthal makes it sound like the market for De La Rosa is heating up:
The Rockies and Nationals have made offers to De La Rosa, and one or two other clubs also might submit proposals within the next 24 hours, major-league sources say.

The Pirates and Orioles are among the other teams that have expressed interest in De La Rosa. The Yankees also have checked in, as they do on most prominent free agents, but their priority is Lee.
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