Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/23/13
Mark DeRosa has played 14 seasons in the major leagues and worn the uniform of seven different MLB teams. On Tuesday, the outfielder signed a $775,000 contract to play with his eighth team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Apparently this upset Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond. By signing with Toronto, Desmond says DeRosa gave up his “Natitude card.” OFFICIAL: Mark DeRosa just lost his #Natitudecard for $750,000. Can’t buy #natitude. — Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) January 22, 2013 Such is the life of a 37-year-0ld journeyman. DeRosa hit a whopping .188 in 48 games for the Nationals last season, so I’m guessing teams weren’t lining up to make him an offer. When you get to the point in your career where you come down with an injury because of a high-five, teams tend to get skeptical. The Blue Jays probably made the best offer, not to mention they’ve assembled a pretty good team for the upcoming season and DeRosa could be playing for a contender. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions in your career — even if it means giving up your Natitude card. H/T SbB Live The post Ian Desmond says Mark DeRosa lost his Natitude card for signing with Blue Jays appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, reportedly traded to Blue Jays Mark DeRosa reportedly aggravated oblique injury high-fiving Bryce Harper Toronto Blue Jays Also Going Retro with New Logo, Uniforms (Picture)

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