Josh Harrison’s Little League home run helps Pirates walk off winners

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Josh Harrison may not be playing at the All-Star-caliber level he played at in 2014, but he can still be plenty exciting at times. He showed that on Tuesday night, when he helped the Pirates walk off 3-2 winners against the Brewers.

Harrison drilled a 0-1 fastball from Tyler Thornburg to right-center field. Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis tracked it down but couldn’t corral it. Harrison raced for third base as the relay throw came in to second baseman Scooter Gennett. Gennett fired to third baseman Hernan Perez, but the throw skipped away, leaving the field of play. Harrison was awarded home plate, with the official scoring being a triple and a one-base error. In colloquial parlance, that’s a Little League home run.

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The triple was Harrison’s only hit in four at-bats on the evening. He’s batting .270/.299/.373 with 22 extra-base hits, 41 RBI, 35 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 339 plate appearances.

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.