THURSDAY: Rosenthal tweeted late last night that the Blue Jays aren't planning to trade DeRosa, whom they hold a $750K option on for the 2014 season.
WEDNESDAY: Blue Jays veteran Mark DeRosa has been claimed off of waivers, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The claiming team is not yet known, however. Toronto has until tomorrow to work out a trade, let him go, or pull him back off of waivers.
DeRosa, 38, is enjoying his best offensive season in years, hitting .231/.317/.448 with seven homers in 164 plate appearances. The utility man could be of value to a contender and only makes about $230K for the rest of the season, the prorated portion of his modest $750K salary. DeRosa is a CSE client, as shown in the MLBTR Agency Database.