De La Rosa to have elbow re-examined

De La Rosa to have elbow re-examined

DETROIT -- Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa will have his left elbow re-examined Wednesday by Angels team medical director Dr. Lewis Yocum, the same surgeon who performed Tommy John ligament transfer surgery in the elbow last June.

De La Rosa's injury rehab assignment has been halted twice, first because of left forearm tightness and then because of fluid in the elbow.

Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said the checkup with Yocum is not because of a major issue, but to merely make sure it is OK for him to continue his rehab.

Before the first setback, De La Rosa was on pace to return in early June. However, the Rockies said all along that setbacks are not unusual.