Report: Marlins prefer to deal Giancarlo Stanton to Cardinals

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Jon Heyman writes today that the Cardinals “are believed to be the team the Marlins would most like to make a deal with” as they plan to trade Giancarlo Stanton.

The thinking is that, among the teams which are reportedly interested in making a Stanton deal — that includes the Cards, the Giants, Phillies and Red Sox — St. Louis has the best pitching prospects to move. That said, the Marlins’ preferences might not matter all that much given that Stanton has a full no-trade clause and is reported to prefer to play on one of the coasts.

Take all reports into account, but know that we’ll hear a ton of them before any deal is done, many conflicting with the last, given how much interest there will be in baseball’s best slugger this offseason.

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.