PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Dane De La Rosa "didn't take it personally" when the Rays designated him for assignment to make room for Luke Scott on the 40-man roster. But the move did temporarily upset his Spring Training arrangements.
De La Rosa, who cleared waivers and remained with the Rays, arrived at camp on Saturday morning. During the past week he has been in scramble mode, while waiting to find out whether he would return to the Rays this spring.
Some of those arrangements delayed him showing up to the team from his home in Wildomar, Calif. Getting things squared away served as an aggravation for the right-hander, who had six saves at Triple-A Durham last season.
"I hate being late for things," De La Rosa said. "I was prepared, but the feeling everybody was getting two extra days [made me anxious]."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.