Veteran Mark DeRosa retires
TORONTO -- 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 ...
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