Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted around 12:45 Monday afternoon that DeRosa and the Giants were nearing a two-year agreement worth $12 million.
This move has been in the works for about a week. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted on Dec. 23 that the Giants had offered DeRosa the two-year deal, and the next day ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that DeRosa was leaning toward accepting the deal.
DeRosa would be a good fit for the Giants, as he will likely play third base, allowing the less athletic Pablo Sandoval to move to first base.
He was plagued late in the season with a wrist injury that kept him sidelined for much of the second half, but he was still productive in the middle of the lineup for the Cardinals.
DeRosa's skill set is rare and allows him to play almost anywhere on the field, so he could see some time in the outfield in San Francisco as well.
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