He is expected to join big-league camp as early as Saturday and fight for one of the available bullpen spots.
De La Cruz struggled this spring with the Brewers, giving up seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, leaving him with an 18.90 ERA.
Over the last five years, De La Cruz has appeared in 26 big-league games with four different teams. He appeared in 11 games with the Brewers last season, posting a 2.77 ERA over 13 innings.
He has as many as 17 saves at Single-A West Michigan in 2004 and posted nine saves at Triple-A Portland in 2009.