Cards acquire DeRosa from Indians
Mark DeRosa is hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs
Chris Perez has a 4.18 ERA in 29 appearances
The versatile DeRosa was a very sought-after player, especially by National League clubs. He can fit as a third baseman for the Cardinals. The Giants, Mets, Braves and Cubs were other teams believed to have had some interest. The Indians have been shopping him for a couple weeks.
DeRosa, who the Indians acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade last offseason, was hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs.
Perez has a 4.18 ERA in 29 appearances with a 1-1 record and one save.
The Associated Press also contributed to this report.