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SECAUCUS, N.J. – Mark DeRosa has joined MLB Network as a studio analyst, one day after retiring as a major league player.
MLB Network announced the move Wednesday. DeRosa's decision to retire was announced by the Blue Jays in a statement Tuesday, less than two weeks after Toronto exercised his $750,000 club option for next season.
The 38-year-old infielder spent 16 seasons in the majors. He hit .235 in part-time duty last season, his only one in Toronto, with seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 204 at-bats.
DeRosa finished his career with a .268 average, 100 home runs and 494 RBIs in 1,241 games with Atlanta, Texas, the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Washington and Toronto. He appeared in the playoffs six times.
DeRosa grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Pennsylvania.