Man, we coulda had “The Cleveland Hustlers”


Over at Baseball Think Factory Dan Lee — a fellow Columbusite who happens to be an Oregon fan, so have some sympathy for that guy for having to live here this week — posts news stories from stuff that happened 100 years ago in BTF’s daily open thread. Today’s is fantastic:


Whether you’re pro-Indians, anti-Indians, anti-Wahoo or a horrible racist, you have to admit that “The Cleveland Hustlers” would be an AMAZING name for a baseball team.

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.