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Mark DeRosa’s future in doubt after latest wrist injury

May 21, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

Mark DeRosa

Mark DeRosa was placed on the disabled list earlier this week after suffering yet another injury to his surgically-repaired left wrist. At the time of the injury, Giants manager Bruce Bochy conceded that DeRosa would be “out a while,” but there’s also a very real chance that his career could be over.

According to Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News, DeRosa underwent an MRI which revealed a partially torn ECU tendon in the wrist. The veteran utility man has undergone two previous procedures to repair the sheath that covers the ECU tendon.

DeRosa is scheduled to travel to Cleveland next week to see the surgeon who performed his most recent surgery last July.

“I’m not willing to concede to the fact that I can’t come back,” DeRosa said. “But look, I’m also cognizant to the fact that I’ve done significant damage to this thing repeatedly over the past two years. So we’ll wait and see.”

DeRosa, 36, has been limited to 34 games since having his first procedure on the wrist in October of 2009.

  1. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - May 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    This is too bad. Derosa is one of the true good guys in baseball.

  2. dprat - May 21, 2011 at 7:06 PM


    I know this has been pointed out to you before, so I’ve just silently cringed and said nothing when it has happened again and again. But somehow today is different. Rapture?

    In any case, if there is a “have” or “has” in front of it, DJ, it’s “gone” not “went.” The same applies to “undergone” versus “underwent.” So you are correct that DeRosa “underwent an MRI,” but incorrect when you say he “has underwent two previous procedures…”

    Probably a third of us cringe every time we see you make this error, another third wonder if it’s correct or not, and a third don’t even notice. But you’re a writer by profession (and one I like quite a bit, by the way), and it’s probably time to finally get this one right. Best…

    • D.J. Short - May 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM

      Understood. Thanks for taking me to school.

    • paperlions - May 22, 2011 at 9:21 AM

      I would guess that about 5% cringe, 5% wonder about the correctness, and 90% don’t notice.

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