Yesterday Buster Olney talked to some anonymous scouts who thought that Chase Utley was battling an injury of some kind. Seems they were right. Phillies’ first base coach Davey Lopes spoke with Baseball Prospectus today and reveals that Ultey is fighting through “a little bit of a knee injury.”
That explains his struggles way more than the notion that one of the best players in baseball suddenly forgot how to hit.
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.