Chris Tillman and Marcus Stroman will face off in the AL Wild Card game

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The Orioles and Blue Jays have announced their starting pitchers for Tuesday’s Wild Card game. The visiting O’s will go with Chris Tillman while the Jays will send Marcus Stroman out to the hill, per each team‘s Twitter. That game will start at 8 PM EDT and will be broadcast on TBS and Sportsnet.

Though a tad inconsistent, Tillman finished the 2016 campaign with solid numbers. The 28-year-old posted a 3.77 ERA with a 140/66 K/BB ratio in 172 innings. He reached the sixth inning in 17 of 30 starts and yielded two or fewer runs in 18 of 30.

Stroman, 25, was able to pitch a full year after making only four starts last season due to a knee injury. He compiled a 4.37 ERA with a 166/54 K/BB ratio over 204 innings. Compared to Tillman, Stroman went deeper into games more often, reaching the sixth inning in 22 of 32 starts but yielded two or fewer runs in 15 of 32.

Tillman has two postseason starts in his career while Stroman has three under his belt.

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.