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Chicago Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa, Transfer Yu Darvish to 60-Day D.L.

Darvish has been on the shelf since May 27

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    Jorge De La Rosa #29 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after being pulled from the game in the eighth inning of an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on July 15, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Cubs have inked pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a one-year contract and added him to their 25-man roster, the team announced Friday.

    De La Rosa, who most recently pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has a 4.63 ERA in 42 relief appearances for the team this season. He has held left-handed hitters to a .220 average this season, and has allowed one run or fewer in 39 of his 42 appearances.

    To make room for De La Rosa on the 25-man roster, the Cubs optioned Randy Rosario to Triple-A Iowa. To clear a spot for the pitcher on the 40-man roster, the team also transferred pitcher Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list as he continues to battle an arm issue.

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    The decision to put Darvish on the 60-day DL is retroactive to May 27, meaning that he can still be activated at any time.

    The Cubs will next take the field on Friday afternoon as they begin a critical stretch of games against the Washington Nationals.

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