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DeRosa is in the lineup starting at third base and hitting seventh against the Indians on Thursday.
DeRosa and Maicer Izturis will begin the season as a platoon at third base with Brett Lawrie set to begin the season on the DL, the National Post reports.
DeRosa is expected to see time at third base if Brett Lawrie's strained rib cage muscle keeps him out past the start of the season, MLB.com reports. "We brought DeRosa in to play that spot, too. It is all going to depend on how [Lawrie] progresses the next week or so, and we will get a better idea of how long it's going to take before we do anything," manager John Gibbons said.
DeRosa is not available to play Saturday because of a sore back but he might be able to return Sunday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
DeRosa agreed to a one-year contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sportsnet reports. His deal will pay him $750,000 and includes an option at the same price for 2014.
DeRosa (groin) was indeed activated from the DL on Saturday, the Nationals' official Twitter page reports.
DeRosa (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on September 1, the Washington Times reports.
DeRosa (groin) has been placed on the 15-day DL, the Nationals' Official Twitter Account reports.
DeRosa replaced Ryan Zimmerman at third base on Thursday for the final three innings, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Nationals have officially reinstated DeRosa from the 15-day-DL on Monday, the team's official twitter account reports
Nationals' manager Davey Johnson said DeRosa (oblique) will only need two to three more rehab games before returning from the disabled list, reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
DeRosa will begin a rehab assignment either Thursday or Friday for High-A Potomac, CSNwashington.com reports.
DeRosa (oblique) is getting ready to begin a rehab stint at High-A Potomac, the Washington Post reports.
DeRosa (oblique) will start throwing off flat ground Wednesday, Bill Ladson of mlb.com reports.
DeRosa reportedly has aggravated his injured left oblique muscle giving a high-five to Bryce Harper on Sunday after the rookie stole home against the Phillies, according to the Washington Times. "I don't know if that set back the rehab or not," manager Davey Johnson said. "But I said, 'Why didn't use your (right) hand?' He said it was spur of the moment."
An MRI revealed that Mark DeRosa does indeed have an oblique strain, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Nationals Manager Davey Johnson says DeRosa's oblique strain will keep him out "at least the full 15 days" reports Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
DeRosa may not platoon with Adam LaRoche at first base after all, the Washington Post reports.
DeRosa got the start in left field Wednesday and got on base for the first time this season, going 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and an RBI.
DeRosa will start in left field for the Nationals on Opening Day, according to the team's official Twitter page.
DeRosa could see semi-regular starts at first base this season, as Nationals manager Davey Johnson is thinking about platooning him with Adam LaRoche, the Washington Post reports.
DeRosa (calf) was scratched from Thursday's lineup, Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post reports.
DeRosa sat out Wednesday's spring training game with a cramp in his calf, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.
DeRosa's hitting .429/.636/.714 with eight walks and no strikeouts in 22 plate appearances so far this spring.
Mike Cameron's retirement could open the door for more playing time for DeRosa, the Washington Post reports.
DeRosa (wrist) has been activated from the disabled list and added to the major league roster, reports Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.
DeRosa (wrist) said he was "pleasantly surprised" by how good he felt singling and doubling in five at-bats during two rehab games for Class-A San Jose, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.