Indians, Cody Anderson avoid arbitration

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The Indians and pitcher Cody Anderson have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year contract worth $641,250 for the 2019 season, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports.

Anderson, 28, was arbitration-eligible for the first of three years. He hasn’t actually pitched in the majors since 2016 as he had been recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in March 2017. He pitched briefly in the minors in late August and early September this past season, throwing an inning each at Rookie ball, Low-A Mahoning Valley, and Double-A Akron.

Anderson will participate with the Indians in spring training but will likely have to begin the year in the minors and work his way back up.

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.