Mets plan to teach Brandon Nimmo how to cook

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Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was scratched from Wednesday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the Marlins due to a stomach bug. How did he come down with the illness? Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Nimmo ate undercooked chicken that he prepared himself. Puma adds that the Mets plan to teach Nimmo how to cook.

Nimmo, 25, had a breakout year for the Mets last season, batting .263/.404/.483 with 17 home runs, 47 RBI, and 77 runs scored in 535 plate appearances. What he lacks in cooking skills he more than makes up for with his baseball skills.

Still, this story is funny — knowing, of course, that Nimmo’s illness is minor. It’s hard to undercook chicken. You have to really not know what you’re doing. At any rate, meat thermometers are $10-15. Hopefully the Mets encourage him to invest in one.

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.