The Texas Rangers and closer Jose Leclerc have agreed to a $14.75 million, four-year contract. The deal covers all of his arbitration years and gives the Rangers team options for 2023 and 2024, which would’ve been the first two seasons of free agency. The options year would pay him $6 million and $6.25 million, respectively.
Leclerc, 25, became the Rangers’ closer last season and posted a 1.56 ERA and 12 saves in 16 chances. He led all big league relievers with a .126 opponents’ batting average and struck out 85 batters and walked 25 in 57.2 innings.
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.