Infielder and Outfielder Mark DeRosa will be retiring, according to reports, after sixteen major league seasons.
It is believed that he will take up the career of baseball announcing and analysis. DeRosa, 38, has a career .268/.340/.412 line. He was a good clubhouse guy, and has a great personality. If he does pursue a second career in baseball announcing, I look forward to listening to him. DeRosa has played for eight teams, but he spent by far the longest tenure with the Braves (seven years).
Mark DeRosa was selected in the seventh round of the 1996 draft by the Atlanta Braves. He made his MLB debut on September 2, 1998.