Josh Donaldson dealing with ‘dead arm’ for Blue Jays

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson didn’t look right making throws during Thursday’s Opening Day game against the Yankees. Donaldson had been hampered throughout the spring due to a shoulder issue, but he’s dealing with a dead arm according to John Gibbons, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Gibbons said, “We don’t think it’s a big deal, it’s just dead.”

Here’s one of the throws Donaldson made on Thursday. It’s ugly, but he got the out.

The Blue Jays, obviously, hope the issue goes away without taking him out of the lineup. Donaldson was a linchpin of the Blue Jays’ offense last season, batting .270/.385/.559 with 33 home runs and 78 RBI in 496 plate appearances.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

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.