Giants Notes: Mark DeRosa has Tendinitis. Brian Wilson has Strained Oblique
Mark DeRosa of the San Francisco Giants is experiencing tendinitis in his surgically repaired left wrist. DeRosa is expected to be the primary back-up for the Giants this season at 2B,3B,SS. DeRosa basically missed the entire season last year because of a wrist injury which eventually required surgery. This is definetly not good news for DeRosa or Giants fans. Mike Fontenot would benefit fantasy wise from a prolonged DeRosa injury.
In another Giants injury news story that created much more headlines, but is probably less serious, Brian Wilson has a mildly strained left oblique. According to Wilson himself the injury is not serious and he will be fine for opening day. This is in contrast to many media reports that Wilson’s opening day statues was in jeopardy.
The main thing I would like to point out about the Wilson injury is his potential back-up at closer. ESPN, Yahoo, and a couple of other major media sites reported that Jeremy Affeldt or Javier Lopez would be Wilson’s replacement if he can’t go. I believe if Wilson’s injury is serious enough where he has to miss time (which I’m pretty sure it’s not) then Santiago Casilla would be first in line to pitch in the 9th inning. Casilla has closer stuff and other then Wilson was the Giants best post-season relief pitcher last season.