The Braves released Michael Bourn

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The Braves released outfielder Michael Bourn on Tuesday, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It’s not exactly surprising, as the Braves designated him for assignment on April 2 and had 10 days to trade or release him. As they couldn’t find any trade interest, they released him.

The Diamondbacks reportedly had interest in Bourn after A.J. Pollock suffered a fractured right elbow, but have thus far utilized Socrates Brito and Chris Owings in center field.

Bourn, 33, hit a disappointing .238/.310/.282 with 17 stolen bases in 482 plate appearances between the Indians and Braves last season. If he wants to attempt to keep his career afloat, he will almost certainly have to take a minor league deal with another team.

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.