Something is wrong with Travis d’Arnaud, but the Mets aren’t giving details


Rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud is out of the Mets’ lineup for tonight’s game with some sort of physical malady and is being examined by a doctor in Washington, D.C., but for whatever reason the team is refusing to give any details.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a source who says it’s merely the flu, although why the Mets would avoid simply saying that seems especially odd.

Here’s more from Rubin:

The Mets, generally fairly open with player injuries, do not want to tip off the Houston Astros, who visit Citi Field this weekend, about what is ailing d’Arnaud. So they were not very forthcoming with the issue. Still, teams have been running wild on the rookie catcher anyway, so it is unlikely to affect the Astros’ game-planning.

What a weird stance to take for a couple of non-contending teams playing out the string.

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.