Xander Bogaerts hit on hand by pitch, X-rays negative

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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Thursday’s game against the Rays after taking a fastball off of his right hand in the top of the first inning. Starter Jacob Faria threw a 1-2 fastball that ran in a bit too much.

Fortunately for the Red Sox, X-rays came back negative, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Bogaerts is day-to-day for now.

Bogaerts, 24, recently missed out on a chance to make the All-Star Game as he lost the Final Vote to Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. Bogaerts is hitting .308/.361/.455 with 30 extra-base hits, 41 RBI, 50 runs scored, and nine stolen bases in 341 plate appearances this season.

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.