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BC Alum Signed by Nationals for One-Year

Mark DeRosa is heading to Washington as a reserve first baseman

Former alumni Mark DeRosa is moving on from the sunny weather of San Francisco and the Giants and returning to the east coast after signing a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals.

The 36-year-old infielder/outfielder from Passaic is expected to serve as a reserve first baseman according to MLB.com writer Bill Ladson. Details of the contract have not been released at this time.

A free agent following the end of last season, DeRosa spent two years in San Francisco where he played 47 games hitting .279 with 12 RBIs. Since joining the Major League in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves, he has a .272 career batting average with 93 home runs and 452 RBIs.

During his time with the Crusaders, he earned all-state honors in baseball and football before heading to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and continued as a two-sport athlete.

Drafted by the Braves in the 7th round in 1996, he took to the infield for Atlanta in 1998 as a shortstop. An overall utility player, he has also served as a third baseman, second baseman, first baseman, and in the outfield. He has also taken the field with the Texas RangersChicago CubsCleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals

Fans can catch up with DeRosa on his personal website.

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