TEMPE, Ariz. — An MRI test showed that
There were no significant tears or foreign bodies in the elbow, which the right-hander said was an "absolute relief," but there is still a chance De La Rosa will have to open the season on the disabled list.
“Right now, rest is prescribed,” Manager
De La Rosa, who went 6-1 with a 2.86 earned run average and a team-high 20 holds in 75 games last season, gave up a walk, a hit batsman, a single and a grand slam to the first four batters he faced Thursday.
"I couldn't feel the ball," De La Rosa said. "There were a few times I had no idea where the ball was going. I couldn't feel my fingertips."
De La Rosa had not conferred with doctors about a rehabilitation plan as of Friday morning, so there is no timetable for his return yet.
"We're going to attack it aggressively so I can get back as soon as possible," De La Rosa said. "I'm not a doctor, but from what the MRI results were, it seems like it will be pretty quick."