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The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the singing of infielder Mark DeRosa to a one year $750,000 contract for the 2013 Major League Baseball season with a club option for 2014.

DeRosa, 37, batted .188 with five doubles and six runs batted in 48 games for the Washington Nationals last season.

The 6-1, 205 pound right-handed hitter will be entering his 16th major league season having also played for the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.

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In 1153 career games, the Passaic, N.J., native has posted a .270 average with 93 home runs and 458 RBI.

To make room on the 40-man roster pitcher Sam Dyson has been designated for assignment.

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