Jorge De La Rosa is experiencing, “forearm tightness” and has been scratched from tonight’s start against the Padres. It is his left forearm that isn’t quite up to snuff, according to the team. Manship will replace him in the lineup.
De La Rosa also missed a bullpen session. He said he wants to pitch Sunday, but that is still not for sure. He feels it isn’t a big deal, but with his recent Tommy John surgery, it would be wise to make certain he is good to go. He suffered the same issues at the end of the season as he was coming back from TJ’s, so it could be a sign of something deeper.
De La Rosa’s scratch from tonight’s start follows Chacin’s scratch from last nights start with lower back tightness.