Jorge Alberto de la Rosa Gonzalez is a professional baseball player from Mexico and plays as a starting pitcher. Gonzalez began his MLB career in 2004 when he joined the Milwaukee Brewers. However, he never made an impression until his final year at the Brewers in 2006.
Injuries to Ben Sheets, Tomo Okha and Rick Helling meant that there was one slot open for Gonzalez to jump in. De la Rosa had a nightmarish start to his MLB career. In 3 starts, he had two losses to his name in the first two appearances and with a 12.27 ERA, was heading for a disaster. In his third appearance, he got blisters on his fingers and was placed on a 15-day disabled list period.
That was to be de la Rosa’s last contribution as a Brewers’ player as he was traded out to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Tony Graddanino. De la Rosa stayed at the Royals for one season, making sure that he got his first win in MLB in his very first start for the Royals. He went on to represent Mexico at the World Baseball Classic.
In April 2008, he was traded out to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade of Ramon Ramirez to the Royals.