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Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

MLB: Giants' DeRosa headed for second opinion on injured wrist


By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer

SAN FRANCISCO Giants left fielder Mark DeRosa is headed East this week to get a second opinion on his injured left wrist from Baltimore hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham.

DeRosa, sidelined since May 9 with nerve inflammation in his surgically repaired wrist, will be examined Thursday before the Giants decide when he might be ready to return.

He had been eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday, but that likely won't happen until at least this weekend if he does get a good report from Graham. Manager Bruce Bochy says if all goes well DeRosa likely will work out back in San Francisco on Friday then begin a short rehab assignment.

DeRosa was in a 6-for-50 (.120) funk over his last 12 games, lowering his average from .267 to .194.