The hot topic for the San Francisco Giants is the health of Mark DeRosa and who’s now going to be playing 3rd base?
I like DeRosa and wish he would have been healthy as a Giant. That’s just not how the cards were dealt in this situation. The Giants re-called up Emmanuel Burriss to take DeRosa’s spot on the roster. It’s not clear how long DeRosa will be out, but fans shouldn’t expect him back any time soon.
DeRosa Stats in a Giants Uniform
G – 44
AVG – .185
HR – 1
RBI – 13
R – 12
OBP – .264
This was not what the Giants expected when they signed DeRosa (2-years, $12 million).
Pablo Sandoval had started playing catch, but he’s still not expected back any time soon. The Giants will have to use Miguel Tejada at 3rd the majority of the time till Sandoval is back.
Aubrey Huff has played 3rd in his career, and is open to the idea of playing some 3rd base. He says he just needs about a week of practice there to get his throws down. The Giants haven’t said if they are on board with this idea, but at least it’s an option.
~King of Cali