Showing posts with label Mark DeRosa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark DeRosa. Show all posts

Mark DeRosa Still Plays Baseball, Signs with Washington Nationals for One Year

In the midst of rebuilding with several attempts to finally become contenders in the National League East, the Washington Nationals have signed Mark DeRosa out of free agency. This isn't quite as big of news as the Gio Gonzalez trade, but we thought at least Mark deserved some credit for persuading a team to pay him to play for them.

The 36-year-old utility player spent last season with the San Francisco Giants batting .279 in 86 at bats. Not a lot of action there at all after having surgery on two separate occasions in last two years for recurring problems with his left wrist. Considering players use their wrists all the time to do all sorts of things... like hit, catch, throw, and high five, this is never good.


Shin-Soo Choo Thanks Bird for Win

Cleveland Indians out fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts when he came up to the plate with two on and none out in the 10th inning last night against the Kansas City Royals.
"When I got in the batter’s box, I thought they would want me to bunt, but I appreciated they let me hit away," he said. "I saw the birds. I’ve seen them for weeks and been worried maybe 200 of them would be flying and one would get hit when I was trying to field a ball. Then what would I do?"
You'd say thank you.

The ball nailed a low-flying seagull in the 10th inning, allowing Mark DeRosa to score from second without a throw. The bird flopped around for a couple minutes before flying away, and Cleveland went on to win 4-3.

[Kansas City Star] | [Sportress of Blogitude] | [The Tribe Source] | [Fandome]


Cubs Roll to 40 Behind Marquis

The Chicago Cubs, whose 40-24 record is still the best in the bigs, polished off a 4-3 road trip with a split series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday when Jason Marquis took a two-hitter into the seventh for a 3-1 victory.

Mark DeRosa provided the run support with a 3-for-4 night, highlighted by a 3-1 pitch from Brad Penny, which he took yard for his 8th homer of the season.

The Cubs are pretty much ridiculous right now, save for a two-game losing streak from Friday to Saturday. Good thing they won Sunday, cause they're the only team left in the world to avoid a three-game skid all year long. Also kinda neat, it took them until July 1st in 2007 to reach 40 wins. That's progress!

Not so neat for the Cubbies is that the St. Louis Cardinals are hot on their trail with 38 victories, sitting just 2.5 games behind the division leaders.



Mark DeRosa Update

Mark DeRosa will undergo a heart procedure Thursday after experiencing an irregular heartbeat this Saturday during workouts.

The Chicago Cubs second baseman will have an electro-physiology study in which his doctor will try to induce atrial arrhythmia, and may also undergo a radiofrequency catheter ablation -- a medical treatment which uses electrical energy to kill tissues around the heart that are causing disturbances in rhythm.

No biggie though, as DeRosa is expected to return to Arizona this Sunday, be back on the field as early as Monday and ready to roll by March 8th.

[Chicago Tribune]