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The Nationals continued adding to their bench Wednesday night, closing in on a one-year contract with free agent Mark DeRosa, according to a major-league source.
DeRosa, 36, will play a super-utility role with the Nats, joining another recent addition, free-agent outfielder Mike Cameron, among the team's reserves.
The Nationals offer a new opportunity for DeRosa, who will be playing for his seventh team. He spent the past two seasons with the Giants, missing significant time due to a left-wrist injury that required two surgeries.
"It's not like I'm looking for an everyday job, even though (playing) will be my goal going to the yard every day," DeRosa said earlier this offseason.
"I just think I can be a difference-maker on a team, not only on the field, but in the clubhouse. I've been on a lot of winning clubs in my 13 years."
DeRosa hit effectively after coming off the disabled list Aug. 5, batting .367/.439/.388 in 57 plate appearances.
"I battled back. I had a great September. I would like the opportunity for my career to continue," DeRosa said.
"I just think the story is not finished yet."
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The Washington Nationals have reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal with veteran infielder Mark DeRosa.The deal will likely become official after DeRosa passes a physical.The 37-year-old spent the previous two seasons in a part-time role with the San Francisco Giants. He hit .279 with 12 RBIs in 86 at-bats last season.The Nationals will be DeRosa's sixth team in...
Infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa said on Monday night that he is interested in playing for the Nationals, but he is not close to making a decision. He pointed out that other teams are interested in his services, but declined to name the other teams.
Free agent Mark DeRosa, who can play both the infield and the outfield, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals, MLB.com reported.
Sabean couldn’t figure out a way to make this happen? That sure seems like an inexpensive, short-term risk, sort of like the one he threw away on Mark DeRosa, for instance; with the exception of being a risk on a player who actually is a great hitter when healthy.
by Troy Nelson, 22gigantes.com
Former Giant Mark DeRosa is close to signing a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to a tweet by Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports).
DeRosa was a total bust for the Giants, playing in just 73 games after signing a two-year, $12 million contract in 2010. He batted .235/.313/.279 (0.593 OPS) with just one homer and 22 runs batted in, translating...
The Washington Nationals continued their efforts to re-stock their bench, closing in on a deal with utility man Mark DeRosa late Wednesday night, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. DeRosa, who has missed much of the previous two seasons with a wrist injury, can play infield and ...
The Washington Nationals have added to their veteran depth today by signing veteran INF Mark DeRosa, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The team also added to its veteran presence by signing OF Mike Cameron to a minor league deal earlier this week.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports yesterday, DeRosa's deal will be a one-year, major league deal, so DeRosa will...
The Nationals have agreed to sign Mark DeRosa, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The deal is pending a physical.
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 the utility player, who drew interest from at least four teams this offseason.
DeRosa played in just 47 games in 2011 because of...
The San Francisco Giants have traded away starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, but are not looking to replace the starter. They are however willing to bring in a pitcher on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, says Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via twitter).
The Nationals are close to signing ex-Giant Mark DeRosa to a one-year major...
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In what is certainly a signal that his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is unraveling, Gingrich has been named hitting coach of the Syracuse Chiefs, the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Here are five players that Yahoo! Sports thinks can help the Mets in the upcoming 2012 season:
5. Mark DeRosa (IF/OF)
4. Wilson Betemit (1B/3B)
3. Ryan Ludwick (OF)
2. Cody Ross (OF)
1. Paul Maholm (SP)
To read the full article on the fan’s take on these players click here.
Here is the latest and relevant hot stove buzz from around MLB over the last day or so:
The Rangers have won the rights to negotiate a contract with Japanese RHP Yu Darvish.
The Nationals and A’s are discussing a 4-for-1 deal for LHP Gio Gonzalez.
Mark DeRosa would consider playing for the Nationals.
It’s not likely LHP Cole Hamels would give the Phillies a home team discount...