Blue Jays sign veteran infielder Mark DeRosa
Washington Nationals second baseman Mark DeRosa signs autographs before a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros in Viera, Fla., Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:42PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran infielder Mark DeRosa to a US$750,000, one-year contract Tuesday and designated right-hander Sam Dyson for assignment.
DeRosa's contract includes a $750,000 club option for the 2014 season.
The 37-year-old native of Passaic, N.J., batted .188 with five doubles and six RBIs in 48 games for the Washington Nationals last season.
In 1,153 career games over 15 big-league seasons, DeRosa has posted a .270 average with 93 home runs and 458 RBIs. He has also played for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.