Braves to tab Julio Teheran as Opening Day starter


Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn’t make any staunch commitments, but he did say that right-hander Julio Teheran will very likely start on Opening Day, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

“Yeah, I think so,” Gonzalez said. “But I don’t even want to go there, because there’s so much stuff that could happen…. But you know what? He was our best pitcher last year, made the All-Star team last year, and everything being perfect – no injuries, no setbacks, no blisters that could develop; you’ve still got to go out and get five starts (this spring), so a lot of things could happen – but yeah, I think he’d be the most logical choice.”

Teheran, 24, was indeed the Braves’ best starter last season, finishing with a 2.89 ERA and a 186/51 K/BB ratio over 221 innings. He’s entering his third full season as a member of the Braves’ starting rotation, which has a bit of a new look.

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.