Jorge De La Rosa is going to be late to Rockies camp this spring.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, De La Rosa “is expected to miss the first few days” of spring training because he is having visa issues in his native Mexico.
De La Rosa has an offseason home in Scottsdale, Arizona — not far from the Rockies’ new spring training complex — and he should have things cleared up with the authorities by the end of this week or sooner.
The left-hander inked a two-year, $21.5 million free agent contract with Colorado this winter after registering a 4.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 across 20 starts in 2010. His new deal also carries an $11 million player option for 2013 and a potential $11 million club option for 2014.