Greg Holland has had a crazy week

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With three extra-inning playoff games, the Royals have had a crazy week on the field. However, what Royals closer Greg Holland has experienced this week takes it to the extreme.

Quinn Roberts of MLB.com has a great story on Holland, who left the Royals after their Wild Card Game victory over the Athletics on Tuesday to be present for the birth of his son in North Carolina. After Nash Gregory Holland was born at 8:42 p.m. ET. on Wednesday, Holland left North Carolina on Thursday afternoon and didn’t arrive at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels until it was half over. Talk about a whirlwind.

“It has been a lot of fun. I can’t really put it into words. It’s two things I’ve never experienced. Winning three extra-innings games and the birth of your first child are experiences that only happen once,” Holland said. “It is unbelievable. My wife and son are healthy and that’s the most important thing.

“I am used to the adrenaline of a baseball game, but being in the room with your wife when you have your first child, that is on a whole other level.”

Holland tossed a scoreless inning in the Wild Card game against the A’s and has secured saves in both ALDS games so far. How’s your week going?

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.