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DeRosa unsure of his future after injury

Posted on: May 20, 2011 10:20 pm
Edited on: May 20, 2011 10:30 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Mark DeRosaNot only has the Giants' Mark DeRosa been put on the disabled list, it's possible he may never return, he tells Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News.

"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 some significant damage to this thing repeatedly over the last two years. So we'll wait and see."

However, he did tell Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he's not ready to retire, but would consider it if he couldn't play up to his expectations. 

DeRosa left Wednesday night's game when he checked his swing on a pitch in the dirt from Clayton Kershaw. DeRosa immediately dropped his bat and grabbed his surgically-repaired left wrist. He told the Chronicle that it felt "like a bomb went off." An MRI confirmed a partial tear of the ECU tendon.

It's a different tendon, but in the same spot as the one that limited him to 26 games in 2010, his first season in San Francisco.

"It's a different problem. I originally tore the sheath that keeps the tendon in place and now I've partially torn the tendon that was kept in place," DeRosa said. "So I'll fly and see the surgeon in Cleveland early next week and see what my options are."

He will see the same doctor that performed surgery on his wrist last July, Dr. Thomas Graham. Graham also saw DeRosa last month when he went on the disabled list for inflammation on the wrist.

DeRosa was in an 0-for-23 slump when he left the game and said he was having trouble catching up to fastballs. He's hitting just .162/.225/.189 this season, with six hits.

"I was encouraged with the fact that I was finally able to get back to being somewhat serviceable and playing without pain for a couple weeks. But obviously, at what level? That's the thing," DeRosa said. "You're used to playing a certain way and your mind's telling you you're playing that way, but the results are telling you a different thing. I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing and looking at every avenue before I make a decision -- what needs to be done or if anything can be done."

DeRosa signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Giants as a free agent before the 2010 season and has never really been healthy. For the Giants, he's played in just 44 games and hit .185/.264/.238 with one home run. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:25 am

DeRosa unsure of his future after injury

As i known to be it had become probably going to be a bit of tedious amenities can be put up, and it for sure most certainly surely paid out on time.

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: May 21, 2011 12:53 pm

DeRosa unsure of his future after injury

Wow sabreflier, I didn't know you had so much inside information on such medical issues. You must be a pyschic or something. Maybe you should recommend what his medical treatment should be. LOL!

Seriously, this is a devastating blow to a very classy player.  Unfortunately, Giants fans may never get to see what kind of solid player Mark DeRosa can be when healthy.  He was a fan favorite in Cleveland back in 2009 before the Indians decided to blow up their team and rebuild, and traded him away to St. Louis.  At his age and with this type of injury, I don't see him coming back to major league form any time soon.... if ever.  Tough way to go out, but at least he was able to sign for $12M before this all happened. 

Question.... who pays the $12M?  Do the Giants get stuck paying the bill, or do they insure these big contracts against debilitating injuries like this one?

Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 12:30 pm

DeRosa unsure of his future after injury

"He will see the same doctor that performed surgery on his wrist last July, Dr. Thomas Graham. Graham also saw DeRosa last month when he went on the disabled list for inflammation on the wrist."

The same guy that said his wrist was not a problem and a couple weeks on the DL would do the trick?  The same guy who did the original repair in the first place?

I would be going to see anyone but this quack - he's already done enough damage!

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: May 21, 2011 10:46 am

DeRosa unsure of his future after injury

While DeRosa may go down in history as the highest paid cheerleader in the history of MLB, there is no joy in Frisco.  Sadly, his signing has proven to be one of the few missteps Sabes has made in the last couple of years.  You could argue his presence on the bench last year rooting his boys on was a crucial element of the Giants title run but it would be difficult to prove. And no one wants to see a player's career go down in flames like this, much less a class act like Mark DeRosa.  Good luck, dude...

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