Cubs expect DeRosa back in camp Monday after irregular heartbeat

By: AP
By: AP

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Cubs manager Lou Piniella says he expects to have second baseman Mark DeRosa back in camp next week.

DeRosa was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat over the weekend and visited a cardiologist today.

The Cubs have issued no report on DeRosa's medical tests, but DeRosa says he's had the condition since he was a teenager.

With DeRosa sidelined, Piniella will have the opportunity to look at no less than six players at second base, including Alex Cintron, Ronny Cedeno, Mike Fontenot and Eric Patterson.

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