Rubby De La Rosa
SP,RP - FA
Rubby De La Rosa will undergo stem cell treatment on his ailing elbow in an attempt to avoid another Tommy John surgery.
This is far from a sure bet that he'll be able to avoid the procedure. If he does ultimately require surgery, it is likely to keep him out the entire 2017 season.
Rubby De La Rosa will be evaluated by Dr. James Andrews for the potential of another Tommy John surgery.
De La Rosa has been pitching through a strained elbow, and he was finally shut down over the weekend. He's been limited to 10 starts and 13 total appearances this year. He was more effective than in previous years, but the injury could cost him most or all of 2017 if surgery is required.
Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will start on Friday versus the Giants.
The feeling had been that De La Rosa would return as a reliever, but the D'Backs will start him instead. Braden Shipley was supposed to start, but will now be sent the bullpen. De La Rosa is trying to pitch through a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and hasn't appeared in the majors since late May.
Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will play catch every other day for another week before hopefully beginning a throwing program.
He played catch Wednesday for the second time since being placed on the disabled list. De La Rosa, who is battling a stretched ulnar collateral ligament. It's unknown when he'll be back in the rotation. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. "Itâ€™s back to spring-training mode for him."
Rubby De La Rosa resumed throwing on Monday. There's still no clear time frame for his return from an elbow injury.
It was determined that De La Rosa wouldn't require Tommy John surgery earlier this month, but he still has a long way to go in his recovery from an elbow issue. He'll need to progress to throwing from a mound without issue before he's able to take any rehab assignments and ultimately return.