Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki rapped a pair of singles over five at-bats in Thursday night’s 9-3 victory over the Phillies. That gives him 2,996 for his career, leaving him four shy of the 3,000 milestone.
Here’s his second hit of the evening:
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Suzuki will probably get to 3,000 over the weekend. Once he does, he’ll become the 30th player to reach the milestone and he will tie Roberto Clemente.
Suzuki also racked up 1,278 hits over parts of nine seasons in the Japan Pacific League from 1992-2000. Combined, his performance in both leagues gives him 4,274 hits, or 18 more hits than MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose (4,256).
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.