Nationals place Doug Fister on the disabled list with right forearm tightness

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Nationals have placed starter Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list due to tightness in his right forearm. A.J. Cole has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take Fister’s spot in the rotation.

Fister, 31, has struggled this season, posting a 4.31 ERA with an 18/10 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings. The right-hander is earning $11.4 million this season and is eligible for free agency after the season. It’s unfortunate for the Nationals as he was the most likely pitcher to be traded by the July 31 deadline. He still may, but his value will take a hit considering his struggles and his injury.

Cole, 23, made his major league debut on April 28 against the Braves, but was hammered. He gave up nine runs (four earned) on nine hits and and a walk with one strikeout in two innings. He has had good results in the minors, however, compiling a 2.67 ERA with a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 27 innings.

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.