Former Cardinals utility player Mark DeRosa had his bum wrist looked at by a specialist Tuesday and the results weren't good.
DeRosa told mlb.com that his off-season surgery was a "total failure" and that he is likely to need another operation to solve his wrist woes. He apparently has numbness in his fingers and feels like things are "flapping around" in the actual wrist joint. Yikes.
The Cardinals, perhaps worried that DeRosa's wrist hadn't healed, were suspiciously uninterested in the versatile player. DeRosa was said to originally want three years and $27-$30 million but he ended up signing with the Giants for two years and $12 million.
Batting .194 the 35-year old DeRosa said he is unsure how he plans to try to correct the problem. Last season he tried to play through it with the Cardinals with disappointing results. The Giants may want him to have it surgically repaired -- if that's even possible at this point -- in hopes of getting some value out of their investment in DeRosa in the second year of the contract.
Meanwhile, former Cardinals hurler Jason Marquis isn't turning out to be a good investment either. The Nationals gave him $7.5 million in 2010 to bring some veteran experience to their rotation and all he brought instead was a bad pitching elbow.
Marquis. who I mentioned here last week had claimed he was ready to come off the disabled list and pitch in the big leagues last Saturday (causing the collective Washington front office and coaching staff to roll their eyes) was sent instead on a rehab assignment. His elbow promptly stiffened up and now the Nats think he's going to need season ending surgery.