For those Chicago Cubs fans holding out hope that the team would take interest in signing free agent Mark DeRosa – you’re going to have to get used to disappointment.

Of the Dodgers’ interest in DeRosa, Grunewald said, “The interest is mutual.” But the agent said that the Dodgers are one of a dozen teams that have asked about DeRosa, identifying the others as the Cardinals, Mariners, Nationals, Giants, Phillies, Orioles, Rangers, Yankees, Mets, Twins and Braves. Los Angeles Times.

That the Cubs are not interested in signing DeRosa, who is looking for a multiyear deal, is unsurprising. He was appreciated here in Chicago, but even though he brings versatility, the Cubs simply don’t have a spot for him. Between Jeff Baker, Mike Fontenot, Jake Fox, Andres Blanco, and (sigh) Aaron Miles, the Cubs have the coverage that DeRosa offers, if not quite the bat.

Besides, the team has to make sure and reserve $7 million to drop on John Grabow.

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