De La Rosa pitches well in extended spring

De La Rosa pitches well in extended spring

De La Rosa pitches well in extended spring
MILWAUKEE -- In extended Spring Training action Saturday, lefties Jorge De La Rosa and Josh Outman each pitched without any issues.

De La Rosa went four innings as scheduled, tossing just over 60 pitches. Outman did not throw during game action, but pitched two simulated innings.

"From what I understand, everything came out just fine," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "[De La Rosa] used all of his pitches: fastball, slider, change and curveball. Didn't meet resistance with anything."

Outman, who is rehabbing an oblique injury suffered earlier this month, is scheduled to pitch an inning in a game early next week.

Both pitchers are moving along just the way the Rockies would like them to. Tracy declined to speculate, though, on when either might see time in Minor League rehab games, especially De La Rosa, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.

"We'll eventually get there," Tracy said. "Do I have a specific time period in mind? The answer is 'No'.

"There is no rush in this one. We'll go according to how [De La Rosa] feels and the progression that has been mapped out for him."