Jorge De La Rosa lands on the disabled list with a groin strain

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The Rockies have placed starter Jorge De La Rosa on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin, the club announced on Wednesday. Eddie Butler has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.

De La Rosa lasted only three innings in Tuesday’s start against the Pirates, yielding four runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. He appeared to suffer the injury running out a ground out leading off the bottom of the third inning. De La Rosa now carries an ugly 10.18 ERA over his first five starts of the season.

Butler made four starts for Albuquerque, compiling a 4.09 ERA with a 14/6 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. In 19 career major league starts, he has a 6.04 ERA.