SAN DIEGO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Tuesday that outfielder-infielder Mark DeRosa will need an injury rehabilitation assignment in the Minor Leagues before he rejoins the lineup.
"I'd say that he's looking at a few at-bats in rehab," Bochy said of DeRosa, who's hoping that his ailing left wrist will heal enough to enable him to play. DeRosa went on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to May 9. He's eligible to leave the DL next Monday, a scheduled off-day, so his earliest possible return date is May 25, when the Giants open a three-game series against Washington.
Unlike second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who's expected to play every day when he's activated from the DL, DeRosa might not be a full-fledged regular once he's back. In 26 games, DeRosa hit .194 with one home run and 10 RBIs.
"Right now, we'd monitor him a bit more this time around," Bochy said.