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Cubs sign former D-backs pitcher De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

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Former Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Jorge De La Rosa wipes his brow after walking San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt during the ninth inning April 10, 2018, in San Francisco. De La Rosa signed with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Ben Margot/AP, file)

Former Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Jorge De La Rosa wipes his brow after walking San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt during the ninth inning April 10, 2018, in San Francisco. De La Rosa signed with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (Ben Margot/AP, file)

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander and former Arizona Diamondback Jorge De La Rosa and transferred righty Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

The Cubs also optioned left-hander Randy Rosario to Triple-A Iowa to create a spot for De La Rosa on the active roster on Friday. A 15-year veteran, De La Rosa has pitched in relief the past two seasons with Arizona after being used more as a starter earlier in his career. He was 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA in 42 appearances this season before the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment last week. De La Rosa has a 104-87 career mark with Milwaukee, Kansas City, Colorado and Arizona.

The Cubs plan to have Darvish throw at least one more simulated game before going on a minor league rehab assignment. Signed to a $126 million, six-year contract in February, he has been sidelined since May 20 because of triceps and elbow injuries.