Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons will go on the 15-day disabled list as he will need surgery on his left thumb, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports. He has been diagnosed with a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, per Gonzalez. Simmons suffered the injury diving for a ball during Sunday’s game against the Rays.
Cliff Pennington will likely handle the shortstop position while Simmons is out. Neither Simmons nor Pennington has had much success at the plate this year, and Pennington is certainly no Simmons with the glove, so it’s a clear downgrade for the Angels.
The 13-18 Angels have been snakebit in the injury department, as Craig Gentry, Andrew Heaney, Garrett Richards, Huston Street, and C.J. Wilson are all currently sidelined with injuries as well.
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.