Four Teams Checked In On Mark DeRosa

MONDAY: The Giants have expressed interest in re-signing DeRosa, tweets ESPN's Jayson Stark.

FRIDAY: Mark DeRosa doesn't expect any team to guarantee him an everyday job, but he does want the chance to prove that his left wrist is healthy. The free agent utility player told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Nationals, Rangers, Indians and Pirates have all spoken with his surgeon and that the Giants have some interest in re-signing him despite his recent injury.

“I definitely understand the concerns," DeRosa told Rosenthal. "If it wasn’t for my wrist getting banged up two years ago, I wouldn’t be in this position.”

DeRosa played in just 47 games in 2011 because of a strained left wrist. The versatile 36-year-old was productive in 2009, posting a .250/.319/.433 line and appearing at five different positions for the Indians and Cardinals. However, he has struggled to stay on the field since signing a two-year deal with the Giants two Decembers ago. When he did play for the Giants, DeRosa posted a forgettable .235/.313/.279 line. 

DeRosa, who would like to be closer to his Atlanta home, may have to sign a minor league deal and play his way onto a roster next spring.


34 Responses to Four Teams Checked In On Mark DeRosa Leave a Reply

  1. tomymogo 4 years ago

    Braves would definitely be interested if he agrees to a minor league deal. Better player than Conrad

  2. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    I can’t understand why the Braves wouldn’t even kick the tires slightly

    • Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

      You kiddin me? I’m thrilled that they aren’t showing interest in rent-a-players like DeRo.

  3. slider32 4 years ago

    The Nats seem to be the best fit for him.

  4. spliff(TONE) 4 years ago

    This dude is toast (despite being a stand-up guy).

  5. I will probably get jumped on, but it would be nice if the Cubs took another look.  He could be a good option at 3B, or 2nd, if Barney falls off the planet.

    • jb226 4 years ago

      I love Mark DeRosa and I wouldn’t complain if the Cubs brought him back (though I wouldn’t think it was a great idea), but the player you just described already exists on the roster: Blake DeWitt.

      If he gets traded off somewhere then yeah, bring DeRo back.

      • Wrek305 4 years ago

        DeWitt just needs to be let go he’s a waste of space like all those bad contracts. With all those contracts they won’t get anything good back, Soriano and 95% of his contract to Anahiem for a Ball Boy. Soto for a bag of peanuts, doesn’t matter where he goes. Z and all of his contract to Miami and those hideous uniforms for Ownership rights to a Cuban Resturant. That goes to a lucky fan in a drawing. Luckily Ramirez is gone and he won’t get more then 16 mil over 3 yrs. Let alone per year.

        If the Cubs do all that swap Barney and Castro and sign DeRosa for 3rd and some first. Later in the year call up Vitters.

      • Wrek305 4 years ago

        DeWitt just needs to be let go he’s a waste of space like all those bad contracts. With all those contracts they won’t get anything good back, Soriano and 95% of his contract to Anahiem for a Ball Boy. Soto for a bag of peanuts, doesn’t matter where he goes. Z and all of his contract to Miami and those hideous uniforms for Ownership rights to a Cuban Resturant. That goes to a lucky fan in a drawing. Luckily Ramirez is gone and he won’t get more then 16 mil over 3 yrs. Let alone per year.

        If the Cubs do all that swap Barney and Castro and sign DeRosa for 3rd and some first. Later in the year call up Vitters.

  6. WoolCorp 4 years ago

    I love Mark, but he makes no sense for the Rangers. We need a utility guy who can play some shortstop

  7. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    DeWrista blew a tendon STANDING in the batter’s box! Done!

    • Nylund 4 years ago

      Yeah, he did, and overall, was a huge bust for the Giants (except for being a standup guy in the dugout), but he actually did ok at the end of the 2011 season…enough so that I wouldn’t blame people for wanting to kick the tires.  It’s a risk with that seemingly fragile wrist, but there’s a pretty good amount of upside if that wrist can hold up.

  8. jwsox 4 years ago

    Yankees? Seems like a perfect situation for me. If they don’t sign a real dh he is versatile enough to give days off or semi days off to the old dudes.

  9. Tim Christian 4 years ago

    He’s a very gregarious guy.  He was obviously nervous during his brief stint on MLB TV, but I’m sure he’d loosen up.  I’d like to see him as a regular commentator.

  10. northsfbay 4 years ago

    Signing DeRosa to a minor leauge contract is a low risk, high reward.

    • bayareabeast 4 years ago

      agree, if the giants get him on a minor league contract ya cant complain

      • Yeah you can. The guy did NOTHING in 2 years with the Giants for a rediculous contract. He has a missing wrist ligament which has destroyed any gap power he once had. The problem with him signing a minor league contract with the Giants is that he’d be up by the end of April after batting .220 in AAA because Bochy and Sabean can’t help themselves.

  11. vtadave 4 years ago

    He’ll be a Dodger…book it.

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Booked.
      In the British Tabloid “News of the World”

    • Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

      They’ve already signed other nobodies like Capuano and Kennedy, so yeah makes sense.

  12. wintwins 4 years ago

    Is it me or does this guy just seem like he belongs on the twins

  13. Sometimes you got to understand that we all get too old and DeRosas NOODLE WRIST cannot with stand a full season, get the hell out and make room for the youth. 

  14. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

  15. He was actually hitting the ball pretty well the last month or so of the season.

  16. I really hope Giants can re-sign him on a minor league deal

    • Wrek305 4 years ago

      Minor league deal? Really? I will assume that’s just a joke. DeRosa when healthy is as good as anyone plus he can play the entire infield and the corner OFs. He would be better off retiring and replacing that jagoff Eric Byrnes on the Baseball Network. Those guys must have thought it was someone good just hired him because he was fired by the 2nd worst team in the Major Leagues.

      • Dan Wohl 4 years ago

        I think the joke is that you said DeRosa is “as good as anyone.” Seriously, ANYONE?

      • Dan Wohl 4 years ago

        I think the joke is that you said DeRosa is “as good as anyone.” Seriously, ANYONE?

    • Wrek305 4 years ago

      Minor league deal? Really? I will assume that’s just a joke. DeRosa when healthy is as good as anyone plus he can play the entire infield and the corner OFs. He would be better off retiring and replacing that jagoff Eric Byrnes on the Baseball Network. Those guys must have thought it was someone good just hired him because he was fired by the 2nd worst team in the Major Leagues.

  17. Wrek305 4 years ago

    He would be a good back up for Kinnsler. He wouldn’t play very much because Kinnsler is the 2nd best second baseman only to Robby Cano. I would say the Braves but they are stuck with Uggla for the next 3 yrs. Sucks to be them. Liability on D.

  18. Pete Slovonic 4 years ago

    if derosa gets more than a minor league deal his agent deserves  S. Boras Biggest D*** Award of the Year, because honestly- how much money are you going to guarantee a guy who can stand without being hurt? 

  19. Kansas City Royals

  20. I would love Derosa on NYM to be a UT guy; but we already have a bench full of UT’s: J.Turner & W.Harris.

  21. diehardmets 4 years ago

    I’d rather he doesn’t. The only place he would possibly play is 2B, and I don’t want to see anybody there aside from Murphy. 

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