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Mark DeRosa is back in the National League Central, but with the Cardinals, who acquired the versatile player from the Indians Saturday night for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. The Cubs did talk to the Indians about re-acquiring DeRosa, whom they dealt to Cleveland for three Minor League pitchers on New Year’s Eve. But the Cubs felt the Indians’ asking price was too high. Cubs GM Jim Hendry won’t be in Chicago Sunday to address the matter; he had planned a trip to meet with one of the team’s Draft picks. Good news for DeRosa fans is he’ll be in Chicago July 10-12 with the Cardinals.
— Carrie Muskat