Friday, May 30, 2014

Rubby De La Rosa To Start On Saturday For Sox

(Boston Herald Photo By Matthew West)
One of the added side benefits of The Great Punto Trade Of 2012 was the acquisition of two of the brightest pitching prospects in the Dodger system—Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster. Choosing which one would replace Clay Buchholz in the Red Sox rotation came down to De La Rosa's better recent outings at AAA (he's struck out 13 in his last two starts). This will be De La Rosa's first major league starting appearance since 2011. He is on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery. This could be his big chance to convince management that he was the hidden "ruby" in the big Punto deal—aside from the quarter-billion dollars John Henry saved to squander on soccer and moribund broadsheets.