Jameson Taillon could start in place of Juan Nicasio on Tuesday

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Update (6:33 PM EDT): The Pirates haven’t announced anything official, so I changed some wording to make that clear.


Per broadcaster Greg Brown, Pirates GM Neal Huntington said that Juan Nicasio won’t make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Mets. Rookie Jameson Taillon could be called back up to start in his place.

Nicasio lasted only one inning in his most recent relief appearance against the Cardinals on Friday, yielding six runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts. His ERA on the season is up to 5.34. At 59 innings, he has already exceeded his innings pitched total from last year (58 1/3). The Pirates may feel he needs a breather, or they move him from the rotation entirely.

Taillon pitched well in his major league debut against the Mets last Wednesday, giving up three runs on six hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts. The right-hander was rated the Pirates’ fourth-best prospect and the 48th-best prospect overall in baseball according to MLB Pipeline.

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.