Dodgers claim left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa, assign him to Triple-A.

Eury De La Rosa

The Oakland A’s designated Eury De La Rosa for assignment earlier this week after the left-hander made six appearances at Triple-A Nashville. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers claimed left-handed pitcher Eury De La Rosa on Thursday. The left-handed pitcher had not allowed an earned run in six innings for the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate before he was designated for assignment.

De La Rosa will be assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, pitcher Brandon McCarthy was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

McCarthy is having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow today.

De La Rosa, 25, made 44 relief appearances for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2013-14 and posted a 4.21 ERA (4.30 FIP) in 51 1/3 innings.

His lefty-righty splits with Arizona suggest De La Rosa could be more than a situational reliever. Right-handers own a .259/.333/.440 slash line against him, left-handers .247/.322/.358.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.