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Mark DeRosa going on DL with more left wrist woes

Apr 27, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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So much for the Marlins’ supposed interest in Mark DeRosa. The versatile veteran is headed back to the disabled list due to continued problems with his left wrist.

Infield Emmanuel Burriss will replace him on the Giants roster.

DeRosa is dealing with inflammation around the area on which he had surgery last summer. The 36-year-old has been dealing with problems there for years, and he played in just 68 games for the Cardinals in 2009 and 26 games for the Giants in 2010.

DeRosa is making $6 million in the second season of the two-year deal, but he’s a man without a position in San Francisco. He’s started just three games this season (twice at third base, once at first). The Marlins were thought to want him to fill their hole at the hot corner, but since he’s out for at least two weeks now and it’s obvious his wrist problems could recur at any time, it’s going to be hard for the Giants to find anyone willing to take on a portion of his contract.

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