Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will begin the season on the disabled list

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Baltimore will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy to begin the season, as the Orioles announced that he’s been shut down for at least 10 days with a strained left shoulder.

Hardy has struggled with injuries for much of his career, but played 141, 159, and 158 games for the Orioles during the past three seasons. Last year he hit just nine homers to snap a streak of 20 or more three years in a row, but won another Gold Glove award and then inked a three-year, $40 million contract extension in October.

Everth Cabrera, who was the Padres’ starting shortstop for most of the past three seasons, looks likely to fill in for Hardy.

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.