Freddie Freeman has barfed seven times in two days

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There’s being “sick,” there’s “flu-like symptoms” and then there’s “Oh my god, I’m the only legit star on the worst team in baseball and I have to come to the ballpark and endure this hell every single night.” Freddie Freeman has a case of the last one, it seems. From Mark Bowman at

“I don’t know what it is,” Freeman said. “I threw up about six times today and threw up once yesterday. That’s no excuse, but I just wasn’t feeling good.”

No one on the Braves is feeling particularly good given that they’re in San Diego. Where the Braves have lost their last 11 games, dating back to 2012. In that game Chipper Jones had a big hit and Mark Kotsay was a pinch runner. It may as well have been 35 years ago. Maybe Jerry Royster or Bruce Benedict had a big hit.

Freeman’s a ballplayer, though. He suited up because a sick and barfy Freeman is still orders of magnitude better than anyone else the Braves could’ve trotted out there last night. He struck out three times, but maybe for a few moments alone in the batter’s box his mind could wander a bit and he could pretend it was 2012 again and Chipper Jones and all those dudes were still back in the dug–[Freeman looks]


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.