Jose Fernandez plans to return to the Marlins on July 2

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This season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Marlins so far, but there’s some good news right around the corner.

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Jose Fernandez announced this evening that he plans to make his return to Marlins’ rotation on July 2 for a home start against the Giants.

Fernandez, now 15 months removed from Tommy John surgery, has a 5.62 ERA with six strikeouts and two walks in eight innings over his first two minor league rehab starts with High-A Jupiter. He projects to make three more starts in the minors before being activated.

Fernandez, 22, owns a brilliant 2.25 ERA over his first 36 starts in the majors. It’s going to be fun to have him back.

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.