There was some gamesmanship during Sunday’s Marlins-Brewers game

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During Sunday’s series finale in Milwaukee between the Marlins and Brewers, both teams got involved in some gamesmanship. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Marlins asked home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt to check second baseman Jonathan Villar‘s bat for excessive pine tar. He had to switch bats but still wound up drawing a walk.

In the top of the eighth, the Brewers returned the favor, asking Wendelstedt to check leadoff hitter Marcell Ozuna‘s bat for excessive pine tar. Ozuna, too, had to switch bats — he borrowed Giancarlo Stanton‘s. And he drilled a solo home run to left field, his second dinger of the afternoon.

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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.