Rays prospect Brent Honeywell to miss remainder of 2019 season

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Bad news for the Rays: No. 2 prospect Brent Honeywell is expected to miss the rest of the 2019 season after fracturing a bone in his elbow. Honeywell sustained the fracture sometime during a bullpen session on Saturday and, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday.

The 24-year-old right-hander was working his way back from a recent Tommy John surgery when the incident occurred. Topkin adds that there are plans in place to “check on the integrity of Tommy John repair” during Monday’s procedure, though it’s unclear what other corrective measures might need to be taken.

In any case, it’s a tragic development in the righty’s long path to the majors. According to MLB Pipeline, he ranks second in the Rays’ system and 25th among the league’s top 100 prospects. He last appeared for the Rays in back-to-back stints at Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham in 2017, pitching to a combined 13-9 record in 26 starts with a 3.82 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and 11.3 SO/9 through 136 2/3 innings.

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.