The Giants signed Mark DeRosa to a two-year, $12MM deal today. SI's Jon Heyman tweeted news of the offer on December 23rd, and ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that day that DeRosa was leaning toward accepting. Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said a two-year deal was close. Following that, Heyman tweeted that an agreement had been reached.
Rosenthal says DeRosa will fill a third base/super-utility role for the Giants. He reminds us that the Giants are also close to re-signing Juan Uribe, which would make for a "very versatile roster" and would push Pablo Sandoval to first base. Rosenthal tweeted that DeRosa will give $7.5K per season to charity. He gets $200K if the Giants trade him
$6MM a year is big bucks for DeRosa, as he turns 35 in February and had wrist surgery in November. The Cardinals will receive a supplemental draft pick for their loss. The Cards never made a formal offer to DeRosa, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.