Report: Mets to sign Austin Jackson

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Between Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares and Jay Bruce being injured, there is a serious lack of depth in the Mets outfield. As a result, the Mets are doing something about it: signing free agent Austin Jackson. Jon Heyman was the first to report it. It will be a major league deal.

The Texas Rangers designated Jackson for assignment a little over two weeks ago. They did that just after acquiring him from the Giants. Jackson, 31, was batting just .242/.309/.295 through 165 plate appearances with San Francisco. He’s still owed around $4.5 million on the two-year, $6 million deal he signed before the season, but the Mets will not be paying any of that.

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.