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Mark DeRosa re-injures his wrist, likely out “for a while”

May 19, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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Mark DeRosa left last night’s Giants-Dodgers game after tweaking his wrist while waiting for a pitch from Clayton Kershaw. He didn’t even swing at it, actually, just was digging in and cocking the bat in anticipation. He looked to be in some pretty obvious pain.  While the initial word was that he would be day-to-day, Bruce Bochy said after the game that he “could be out for a while.”

We touched on this a couple of weeks ago when Pablo Sandoval went down: the Giants offense stinks, its best hitter is out for a while and now, the guy who is probably his best replacement — DeRosa — is injured again. So, you’re back to Miguel Tejada posing as a major league hitter and Brandon Belt tattooing the ball down in Fresno.  Time to think out of the box, right?

Aubrey Huff is thinking outside of the box, and he says he’s willing to move from first to third base, which would allow Tejada to be benched and Belt to slide in to his natural position at first.

Likelihood: extremely low. Belt has been taking all of his reps in the outfield at AAA and the Giants are unlikely to want to move Huff around any more than they already have, because — with all respect — his glove stinks on ice. And because he hasn’t played third base since 2008, and even then it was (a) sporadic; and (b) poor.

But you know what they say about desperate times and desperate measures, right?

  1. joelgold - May 19, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Hard to watch DeRosa get hurt again after all the work he has done to get back. And, he wasn’t doing much more than holding the bat. Doesn’t look good.

  2. bigdicktater - May 19, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    You have to admire Aubrey Huff for volunteering to go to the “hot corner” knowing he could easily get tatooed down there.

  3. fat4jc - May 19, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Huff played 3B back in 2008, so this isn’t so crazy of an idea.

  4. juicejuicer - May 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Any chance Aubrey Huff knows his days are numbered with Belt lying in wait? That’s why he wants to be a ‘team player’ and ‘take one for the team’ by offering to play 3B?

    • bigdicktater - May 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      What? The self-described “best athlete on the team”? His days are numbered?

      Actually, since Brandon Belt was sent down to Fresno he has spent most of his time in the outfield. I think he’s a starter in one of the corners this time next year.

  5. wlschneider09 - May 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    I think Craig applied the appropriate descriptors to Huff’s 3B adventures since 2006. But is Tejada any better in the field these days? I haven’t really seen him play much in the last couple years, outside of last year’s playoff run.

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