By Nick Piecoro
Rubby De La Rosa won’t know for at least a few weeks whether he’s in the clear with his elbow, but it’s so far so good for the Diamondbacks right-hander.
“I feel super, super good,” De La Rosa said. “I’ve been playing catch the last two weeks. I feel good. I feel 100 percent.”
De La Rosa, who dealt with elbow problems throughout last season, underwent two rounds of stem-cell therapy, one in September, then another in late December. The injections are meant to stimulate healing in the elbow, a way for De La Rosa to perhaps avoid undergoing a second Tommy John surgery.
But while everything feels good so far, the true test won’t come until the middle of March, when De La Rosa is scheduled to step back on the mound. That’s when he’ll probably start cutting it loose and getting a sense for whether his elbow can withstand the rigors of pitching.
“Just a couple of more weeks and we’ll see where we’re going after that,” De La Rosa said.
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