Angels sign Kole Calhoun for $3.4 million, avoiding arbitration

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Kole Calhoun and the Angels have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $3.4 million contract, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

Calhoun requested $3.9 million and the Angels countered at $2.35 million, with the settlement coming in $275,000 more than the midpoint in the player’s favor.

Calhoun was arbitration eligible for the first time following a season in which he won a Gold Glove award and hit .256 with 26 homers and a .731 OPS in 159 games. He’s entrenched as the Angels’ starting right fielder and will be counted on to again provide big-time power given the lack of pop expected to fill left field.

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.