Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:23:53 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said 3B Mark DeRosa is retiring.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:46:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 2014 options on 1B Adam Lind and INF/OF Mark DeRosa Thursday, Oct. 31, and declined the option on SS Munenori Kawasaki, according to multiple sources. Lind will make $7 million and DeRosa will earn $750,000 next season. Kawasaki could be re-signed to a minor league deal.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:32:09 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Mark DeRosa has yet to make a decision on whether he'll return in 2014 or retire. The team has a $750,000 club option for next season.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:50:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes was ejected in the second inning Wednesday, Aug. 21, against the New York Yankees for arguing a called third strike. OF Mark DeRosa came on to play second, and SS Munenori Kawasaki moved from second base to shortstop.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:29:01 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Mark DeRosa was claimed off waivers by an undisclosed team Wednesday, Aug. 7. The Jays have until Thursday, Aug. 8, to work out a trade, let DeRosa go or pull him back. DeRosa is owed about $230,000 for the rest of the season.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:09:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays INF Mark DeRosa hit his 100th career home run against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 27.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:58:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) could play second base once he comes off the 15-day disabled list. Gibbons did not rule out OF Jose Bautista playing third base and said 1B Edwin Encarnacion could start at third base occasionally but not often. 3B Mark DeRosa and SS Maicer Izturis could see a majority of the time at third base if Lawrie is moved.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie has been working at second base during his rehab, so it appears the team is serious about the possibility of moving Lawrie to second base. Lawrie probably would get more fantasy value if he is able to pick up second base eligibility. Even though DeRosa and Izturis would see playing time, their fantasy values would be hurt since they would be in a timeshare.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:50:12 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Mark DeRosa (neck) was not available to start Sunday, June 30, against the Boston Red Sox after feeling discomfort in his neck during batting practice.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:49:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) is currently in a walking boot and there is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't look like Lawrie will be back anytime soon. Mark DeRosa, Maicer Izturis and Andy LaRoche will all split reps at third base with Lawrie sidelined. None of the trio will likely see enough time to warrant a roster spot in mixed leagues. AL-only leagues might be a different story, depending on your infield depth.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:38:01 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to recall 3B Andy LaRoche from the minors Friday, June 7, because he gives the team more options on the infield with 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) still on the disabled list. LaRoche will likely share playing time with INFs Maicer Izturis and Mark DeRosa.
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche probably won't see a ton of time alongside Izturis and DeRosa, making him only worthy of a peak in AL-only leagues.