DeRosa leaves game with injury
Cubs utility player has left hamstring tendinitis
ST. LOUIS -- Cubs second baseman Mark DeRosa was pulled from Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning with left hamstring tendinitis.
DeRosa grounded out in his only at-bat in the second, and did not take the field on defense in the third. The versatile DeRosa has played second, third, shortstop, first, and right field this season for the Cubs.
"I don't think anybody understood the versatility he had," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said of DeRosa before the game.
DeRosa is riding an 0-for-10 streak, and had batted .233 in the last 10 games.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.