Arizona Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls got creamed yesterday, allowing three runs in the ninth. But for the grace of God and Chris Young’s walkoff homer he would have blown the whole game. A.J. Hinch had a front row seat for it, and it sounds like he’s seen enough:
“It’s an ugly scene. He’s bearing the brunt of the
struggles in the bullpen, so at some point it has to happen (pulling
him), where you can’t leave it into fate and decide and try something
Hinch made a point to note that Aaron Heilman has been the most reliable guy in the Dbacks pen, so you have to figure that he’ll start getting the ninth inning call pretty soon.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.
The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.
The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.
Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.