Brandon Phillips out five days with elbow that “looks like a balloon”

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Brandon Phillips was hit on the elbow by a pitch last night and posted the following note on Twitter when he woke up this morning:

Woke up today and my elbow looks like a ballon… Can’t fully extend it!!!! I think I need an XRay… Please don’t let it be broken #Pray4Me

X-rays showed nothing broken, but Phillips later tweeted that he’s been diagnosed with “traumatic lateral epicondylitis” and “contusion to lateral extensor mechanism.”

He expects to miss five days, but we’ll pass along any more updates he posts on Twitter in the meantime.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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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.