The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly signed infielder Miguel Rojas to a contract extension after acquiring him in a trade with the Miami Marlins.
Rojas, 30, was acquired by the Dodgers in a three-team trade with the Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays on January 11. In the trade, the Dodgers sent minor league pitchers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop to the Orioles and minor league infielder Dillon Paulson to the Rays.
The Dodgers had been looking for an upgrade at shortstop and Rojas provides that. He is a solid defender and a capable hitter. In 2019, he hit .252/.322/.359 with six home runs and 41 RBIs in 533 plate appearances for the Marlins.
Rojas’ new deal is reportedly for two years and $7.5 million, with a club option for a third year. The deal also includes incentives for plate appearances and awards.
The signing of Rojas gives the Dodgers a good option at shortstop, as Corey Seager is expected to move to third base to make room for him. With Rojas in the fold, the Dodgers have a solid defensive infield with Justin Turner at third, Max Muncy at second, and Gavin Lux at second.
Rojas is a great fit for the Dodgers and his signing is a smart move by the organization. He will provide a steady glove and a capable bat in the lineup. The Dodgers are hoping he can continue to improve and become a key piece of the team’s success in the future.