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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

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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