Veteran infielder Mark DeRosa retires
November 12, 2013
TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa is retiring after a 16-year major league career.
The team announced DeRosa's decision in a statement Tuesday, less than two weeks after Toronto exercised his $750,000 club option for next season.
The 38-year-old utilityman batted .235 in part-time duty last season, his only year with the Blue Jays. He had seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 204 at_bats over 88 games.
DeRosa finishes his career with a .268 average, 100 home runs and 494 RBIs in 1,241 games with Atlanta, Texas, the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Washington and Toronto. He appeared in the playoffs six times and hit .358 with a .980 OPS in 22 games.
DeRosa grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Pennsylvania.
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