SF Giants Rumors – Marlins Have Eyes For DeRosa, Burriss, Lincecum Fun Fact

Juan C. Rodriguez of South Florida Sun-Sentinel says the Marlins have begun weighing the merits of making a run at the Giants infielder (Mark DeRosa) to solidify their third base situation.
DeRosa is making $6 million, so that’s a pretty penny for the Marlins if they decide to try to make a deal. The Giants might be willing to pay a portion if they like the player they are getting in reuturn, but they will not dump DeRosa for nothing.

DeRosa is in the second year of his two-year contract. He’s played in 37 games, and is hitting .216 with 1 HR, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored. Not exactly what the Giants thought they were getting at the time of the 2-year ($12 million) deal.

Andrew Baggarly says (via twitter) that DeRosa will be placed on the DL tomorrow. Emmanuel Burriss will be replacing DeRosa. His repaired tendon is fine, but the area around it is inflamed, says Baggarly.

Fun Fact

Giants ace Tim Lincecum has 28 games in which he has struck out 10-or-more batters. It’s the most by any player in Major League Baseball since 2007.

~King of Cali

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  • Lunchbox says:

    I like DeRosa, especially his veteran presence and leadership last year during the postseason, but that’s too bad about his wrist again. He looked like a great supporter to the rest of the team, and now it looks like he’ll be on the bench for quite some time.

  • Campanari says:

    DeRosa is hitting .333 so far in 2011; and that is what is relevant, his current state once his wrist inflammation is under control. His current state does seem to be close to what the Giants expected when they signed him.