Nationals announce one-year deal with Mark DeRosa

Through their public relations department’s Twitter account, the Nationals have announced that they’ve signed free agent utility man Mark DeRosa to a one-year deal.

The 36-year-old has started games at six different positions during his 14-year major league career. He’s played everywhere but pitcher, catcher and center field.

He is a career .272 hitter with 93 homers and 452 RBIs for the Braves, Rangers, Cubs, Indians, Cardinals and Giants. Last season in San Francisco, he batted .279 in 47 games before being sidelined with a left wrist injury.

DeRosa gets a major league deal and is expected to help solidify manager Davey Johnson’s bench.

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