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Marlins “keeping an eye on” Giants infielder Mark DeRosa

Mark DeRosa

San Francisco Giants shortstop Mark DeRosa knocks down a hard grounder but can’t make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers’ Mitch Moreland in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Surprise, Ariz., Sunday, March 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


Mark DeRosa has just 20 plate appearances through 22 games for the Giants after missing most of last season following wrist surgery, so it makes sense that he could be on the trading block and Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins are “keeping an eye on” him.

Florida is looking for third base help with Greg Dobbs drawing most of the starts there and prospect Matt Dominguez on the disabled list at Triple-A with a fractured elbow.

DeRosa is 36 years old, hasn’t been productive since the first half of 2009, and is making $6 million in the second season of a two-year, $12 million deal, but presumably the Giants would be open to eating some of that salary in return for a mid-level prospect.