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Red Sox have a keeper in de la Rosa

John Sickels looks at lefty pitching prospects with the Red Sox and Cubs, among other teams.

Originally Published: November 24, 2003
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

Let's hit the mailbag. Today's theme is questions about left-handed pitchers.

A.N. asks: I have been hearing a lot about Red Sox prospect Jorge de la Rosa, especially in trade talks. I went back and looked at his numbers. His K/BB ratio seems to be pretty good. What do you think about him?

The Red Sox farm system is quite thin, so it's no surprise that De La Rosa's name might pop up in trade rumors. He's one of the few young players they have that other teams are interested in acquiring.

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