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DeRosa out for the season

After a failed rehab stint in the minors, Giants infielder Mark DeRosa is apparently done for the season.

Reports out of San Francisco say the former Cardinals third baseman tried to play through the pain of ligament damage in his wrist but, despite a pair of cortisone shots, couldn't make a go of it. Instead, he's apparently going to need surgery that will put him on the bench until 2011.

DeRosa managed only 104 plate appearances in 2010. He had a .194 batting average with one homer after signing a two-year, $12 million contract over the winter.

For those who are upset with the Matt Holliday signing, I wonder if they are glad at least they are getting some production for the $120 million investment. If the Birds would have whiffed on their efforts to sign Holliday, they were likely to have inked DeRosa as part of "Plan B." That may have been even worse than it sounds because, before the Cardinals dropped out of the DeRosa running, he was reportedly asking for $27 million over three years. It wasn't until after St. Louis pulled out that his market really dropped off.