Colorado will pay De La Rosa $11 million to pitch for them next year, but are expected to discuss a contract extension with his representatives. A multi-year deal would likely come at a reduced annual salary.
Keeping De La Rosa long-term would help stabilize a rotation that has struggled to maintain consistency. Jhoulys Chacin and Juan Nicasio were the only other pitchers to make a full season's worth of starts for the Rockies in 2013.
De La Rosa, 32, had a 3.49 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 30 starts this season. However, his strikeouts have dropped since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. He had previously struck out eight-to-nine batters per nine innings, but since the procedure is closer to a 6.0 K/9.
De La Rosa has spent six years with Colorado, posting a 4.23 ERA overall in 124 appearances.