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Blue Jays sign Mark DeRosa to one-year deal


Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Mark DeRosa, seen here turning a double play against the Blue Jays in 2006, has signed a contract with Toronto.

The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran infielder Mark DeRosa to a $ 750,000 (U.S.), one-year contract Tuesday and designated right-hander Sam Dyson for assignment.

DeRosa’s contract includes a $ 750,000 club option for the 2014 season.

The 37-year-old native of Passaic, N.J., batted .188 with five doubles and six RBIs in 48 games for the Washington Nationals last season.

In 1,153 career games over 15 big-league seasons, DeRosa has posted a .270 average with 93 home runs and 458 RBIs. He has also played for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.

thestar.com – Sports