Nationals, Mark DeRosa Nearing Deal

The Nationals are close to signing free agent Mark DeRosa, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter links). The sides are nearing a one-year, Major League contract and DeRosa will be a super utility player, Rosenthal writes. CSE represents DeRosa, who drew interest from at least four teams this offseason.

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. 

21 Responses to Nationals, Mark DeRosa Nearing Deal Leave a Reply

  1. hallwagner 4 years ago

    word, i’ve always loved derosa, even for never having been a fan of a team he was on

  2. diesel2410 4 years ago

    Well, if it’s for cheap. I guess he has some upside.

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      Upside?  Not sure about that.

      Just surprised he’s not a Dodger.

      • gmenfan 4 years ago

        Good call.

        Old. Middle infielder. Ex-Giant. That just screams Dodgers.

      • diesel2410 4 years ago

        If he stays healthy, yes. He could get his pop back

  3. scott brecht 4 years ago

    loved him when he was on the cubs, but he just can’t stay healthy anymore.  

  4. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Until he “stands” in the batters box and his wrist blows up again!

  5. Thizzie 4 years ago

    Dude raked on the Rangers about half a decade ago.

  6. osfan3000 4 years ago

    Well he’s not a everyday player anymore so the health concerns should not be as worrisome since he’s coming off the bench, i like this signing. Much improved bench this year with mark derosa and mike Cameron. Big upgrade over last years bench in terms of power and the versatility is great as well. If he returns healthy, he could be a big surprise player.

  7. The Nats are good for signing crap.Enjoy last place

    • brett 4 years ago

      But we weren’t in last place. We were in 3rd place. I’m confused. 

    • FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

      Once again, every single time the Nats are mentioned, you just hate on them. What did they do to you?

      Maybe your just mad at the direction they are headed.

    • nats2012 4 years ago

      You must be a pathetic Met fan.

      • You must be a pathetic Expos fan.Have fun watching Werth bat .230 with 160 strikeouts

        • nats2012 4 years ago

          Mets are the joke of the league, a NY team that cant afford their own players, Im from Brooklyn and the Mets are a laughing stock.

        • nats2012 4 years ago

          And you must be concerned with the Nats because every Nats article you are commenting on. I thought you were an As fan because you were telling us what they should get back in Gio trades, Im not on any Mets article because they are no threat.

        • Chuck Norris 4 years ago

          I can see your a big MESS fan. 

        • NatsTown 4 years ago

          CONGRATS! You have a reputation as one of the worst posters on this site. Great accomplishment.

  8. letsgogiants 4 years ago

    Good luck DeRosa. Even with all the injuries he’s had the past couple years, he should still be a good player to have both on and off the field. When he was healthy, he was pretty solid this year, outside of a rough May (0-19 skid). He hit well out of Spring Training, and if he had stayed healthy, he could have had a bounce-back like season. When he was healthy again in September, he went 12-31, which indicates that he would be a good fit as a solid bench coach. He may not be an everyday player anymore, but as a bench player he would be a good fit for just about any team, given his veteran presence, versatility, and clubhouse leadership. I wish he could have stayed with the Giants, but it seems as if their bench is already full. Good luck in Washington, DeRosa. I’m sure you’re have a good presence on some of the Nat’s younger players.

  9. RepOak 4 years ago

    Ha! Good luck with that, Nat’s.

  10. meinhardt1992 4 years ago

    how many teams has he been on in the last decade i can name for sure 5 if he signs with the nationals

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