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16 Mark DeRosa 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 2/26/1975 | Birthplace: Passaic, NJ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: Pennsylvania | MLB Experience: 16 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 286.00

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Mark DeRosa announces retirement


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa has announced his retirement, according to MLB.com. 

The team picked up DeRosa's 2014 option in late October. He would have earned $750,000 if he had returned. DeRosa hit .235/.326/.407 in 204 at-bats.


Blue Jays exercise 2014 option on Mark DeRosa


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) The Blue Jays have exercised a $750,000 option on infielder Mark DeRosa for 2014, sportsnet.ca reports.

DeRosa made $750,000 in 2013 while hitting .235/.326/.407 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 204 at-bats during the 2013 season. He was reportedly considering retirement in mid-September.


Mark DeRosa considering retirement


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2013) Blue Jays second baseman Mark DeRosa said he's considering retirement after this season, MLB.com reports Wednesday. 

"To be honest with you, this season has been fun, it's been a grind. … But I really just want to get away for a minute, reestablish myself as a husband and father, and then kind of decide whether I want to keep going," DeRosa said. "Obviously, they have much bigger fish to fry than me, and I understand that. Once I hear what direction they kind of want to go with, then it's a decision to be made by me and my wife."


Blue Jays hang on to Mark DeRosa


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) The Blue Jays have decided to take infielder Mark DeRosa off waivers after he was claimed by a sub-.500 team, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports. The Blue Jays own a $750,000 club option on DeRosa for 2014.

DeRosa has hit .231/.320/.449 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 147 at-bats.


Blue Jays unlikely to deal Mark DeRosa


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) The Blue Jays are unlikely to deal infielder Mark DeRosa, according to FoxSports.com.

DeRosa was claimed off waivers Wednesday night, but the team has not intention of dealing him. DeRosa may have been put on waivers to see whether teams were interested in him. But the Blue Jays hold an option for 2014, and may choose to exercise it. 

DeRosa is hitting .231/.320/.449 in 147 at-bats. 


Report: Mark DeRosa claimed off waivers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa has been reportedly claimed on waivers, FOX Sports reports Wednesday. The claiming team is unknown at this time. 

Toronto has until Thursday to decide to trade DeRosa, let him go or pull him back for the club. 

Batting .231 on the year with seven homers and 29 RBI over 143 at-bats, DeRosa has gone 2 for 10 (.200) over his last six games. 


Mark DeRosa pops one out


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Blue Jays second baseman Mark DeRosa went deep Saturday during an 8-6 loss at home against Houston.

DeRosa homered for the seventh time this season in the second inning for a solo shot. He finished the game 1 for 3 before being replaced for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

DeRosa, batting .232 on the season, has gone 5 for 11 with a double, two homers and three RBI over his last four games.

Mark DeRosa hits sixth home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers. The reserve has been a surprise asset for Toronto, as he now owns a .233/.320/.444 line on the season.

Mark DeRosa homers in return to lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa showed little signs of being hobbled by a neck injury Monday against the Tigers. DeRosa hit a three-run homer off Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen in the fourth inning, which came a day after DeRosa sat out Sunday to rest a neck issue.

"He's alright to go, he's doesn't feel great but he's that type of guy," manager John Gibbons told MLB.com before the game. "He had it a little earlier in the year, got through it, and then was taking some swings in the cage and aggravated it."


Mark DeRosa back from one-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa made it back into the lineup Monday vs. Detroit after missing Sunday's game with a neck injury. DeRosa started at first base in place of the injured Adam Lind, who is day to day with a back injury.

DeRosa heads into Monday's game mired in a 2-for-27 slump in his last 12 games (seven starts), dropping his average from .256 to .210.


Mark DeRosa unavailable due to neck issue


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa was unavailable to play in Sunday's loss at Boston due to a neck injury, Sportsnet.ca reports. DeRosa apparently tweaked something in his neck during batting practice. 

DeRosa, 38, hasn't had a base hit since June 18 against Colorado. He's batting .210 over 105 at-bats as a reserve. 


Mark DeRosa playing third


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2013) Blue Jays utility man Mark DeRosa is in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

DeRosa has seen a lot of playing time with Brett Lawrie sidelined. He's also been utilized as a middle-of-the-order hitter. DeRosa will bat fifth against Rockies starter Jeff Francis. DeRosa is hitting .226/.302/.419 in 93 at-bats. 


Mark DeRosa hitting cleanup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa is hitting in the cleanup spot and playing DH Tuesday against the White Sox.

DeRosa has mainly been used off the bench earlier this year, but is seeing a little more time in recent weeks. He's hitting .247/.330/.469 in 81 at-bats. He'll face White Sox starter Jose Quintana. 


Mark DeRosa doing his best coming off the bench


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa has opened June with a pair of two-hit games. He also homered for the fourth time this season Sunday against the Padres.

DeRosa has hit safely in four of his last five games (three starts). He's batting .462 (6 for 13) with one home run, two doubles and five RBI in that span. 

The veteran is batting .325 (13 for 40) in his last 18 games (eight starts). He's managed three home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI in that stretch.


Mark DeRosa's playing time on the rise


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2013) Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa started for the second time in four games and drew his first start at second base Wednesday against the Rays. He's now appeared in five straight games for Toronto, batting .417 (5 for 12) with two walks, two doubles, two home runs, four runs and six RBI.

"DeRo had a good spring," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "He came in from the get-go, swinging the bat well. One thing about him, he's a steady defender as well. If he gets to it, you're out. And he gets you a good at-bat every time he's up there."


Mark DeRosa breaks game open


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Blue Jays third baseman Mark DeRosa broke Sunday's game against Seattle open in the fifth inning. DeRosa smacked a three-run home run in the frame off starter Joe Saunders to make the score 7-2. 

DeRosa went 3 for 5 on the afternoon and added two doubles. He drove in and scored three runs and is batting .211 on the year. 

DeRosa, not an everyday starter, has seen 38 at-bats this season and has two homers and nine RBI. 


Mark DeRosa belts first homer of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Mark DeRosa enjoyed a big night at the plate as he went deep for his first home run of the season Friday against the Red Sox.

DeRosa took starter Felix Doubront deep in the fifth inning for a solo home run. He also added a sacrifice fly in the second and finished 1 for 1 with two RBI and a run scored in a 6-4 victory. DeRosa is batting .200 through five at-bats this season.

Mark DeRosa, Maicer Izturis to split time at 3B


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2013) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he expects to have a rotation at third base to open the season now that Brett Lawrie will begin the year on the disabled list, reports MLB.com Monday. 

Toronto expects to have a combination of Mark DeRosa and Maicer Izturis at third base while Emilio Bonifacio concentrates on playing everyday second base. 

DeRosa, 38, has homered twice this spring with seven RBI and a .471 batting average over 34 at-bats. He struggled last year with Washington over 85 at-bats as he hit just .188, but he's getting another opportunity in the American League. 

Izturis, who was expected to split time at second with Bonifacio with Lawrie healthy, has hit .239 this spring over 46 at-bats with nine RBI. 


DeRosa homers in return to action


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2013) Toronto utility player Mark DeRosa started at third base on Sunday in Grapefruit League action against Philadelphia. DeRosa was unavailable on Saturday due to back soreness but is apparently OK. DeRosa went 2 for 3 on Sunday with his first home run of the spring, a solo shot in the sixth inning. He's batting .750 this spring.

DeRosa with back soreness


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2013) Toronto utility option Mark DeRosa is dealing with back soreness and was unavailable to play on Saturday, reports MLB.com. DeRosa is day to day at the moment.

DeRosa lands in Toronto


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2013) The Blue Jays announced Tuesday they signed utility player Mark DeRosa to a one-year deal worth $750,000, with a club option for 2014.