Marlins activate Mat Latos, recall Steve Cishek

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MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have activated starter Mat Latos from the 15-day disabled list and recalled reliever from Double-A Jacksonville. To make room on the roster, the Marlins optioned pitchers Kendry Flores and Andre Rienzo to Triple-A New Orleans.

Latos had been on the disabled list since May 22 due to inflammation in his left knee. He had struggled in nine starts prior to the injury, compiling a 6.12 ERA with a 36/16 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings.

Cishek was demoted to Double-A due to prolonged struggles out of the Marlins’ bullpen, even after he was demoted from the closer’s role. The right-hander was only able to convert three of seven save chances with a 6.98 ERA and a 17/10 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 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.