Dodgers Sign Veteran Pitcher; Spent Last Four Seasons In Japan

Bringing him back.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

De La Rosa has spent the last four seasons pitching for the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Once a top pitching prospect with the Dodgers, De La Rosa has not made an appearance in the majors since the 2017 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For his major-league career, spanning seven seasons, the thirty-two-year-old holds a 4.49 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 356 strikeouts across 421.1 innings of work. 

He'll look to earn a spot in the Dodgers' bullpen for Opening Day.
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