Tim Dierkes of MLBTraderumors.com is reporting that the Giants are close to a deal with utility man Mark DeRosa. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted around 12:45 Monday afternoon that DeRosa and the Giants were nearing a two-year agreement worth $12 million.á This move has been in the works for about a week. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted on Dec. 23 that the Giants had offered DeRosa the two-year deal, and the next day ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that DeRosa was leaning toward accepting the deal. DeRosa would be a good fit for the Giants, as he will likely play third base, allowing the less athletic Pablo Sandoval to move to first base.á DeRosa spent last season with the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals, where he hit .250 with 23 home runs and 78 RBI and was predomina ...
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