Potential Ontario court ruling could prevent Indians from wearing “offensive” jerseys in Toronto

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The National Post is reporting that the Ontario Superior Court will hear an application on Monday and, if the court rules in favor of activist Douglas Cardinal, the Indians would be prevented from wearing their “offensive uniforms” brandishing the image of Chief Wahoo while the club plays ALCS Games 3, 4, and 5 in Toronto.

Cardinal filed applications to the Ontario Superior Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Post reports. He is seeking an injuction against the Indians, Major League Baseball, and Rogers Communications. Cardinal argues that the Indians’ team name and mascot Chief Wahoo are offensive and discriminatory.

This is nothing new, of course, as Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro — formerly in the Indians’ front office — said that Chief Wahoo “was troubling to me personally.” Two years ago, the New York Post decided it would no longer run images of Chief Wahoo. An Ohio legislator tried to pass a resolution that would encourage the Indians to adopt a new name and mascot.

This kind of pushback has been going on for decades, but sadly, not much has come of it. The Indians have been using a block C on new uniforms and merchandise, but Chief Wahoo is still found on products being sold on the Indians’ website, for example.

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.