Arizona Diamonbacks, Josh Rojas Arbitration Ruling Handed Down

Despite his career-best season in an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform, 28-year-old infielder Josh Rojas came out on the losing end of his arbitration case with the team, settling for the $2.575M the team offered.

Rojas had asked for $2.9M, so the D-Backs save $325,000 thanks to the arbitrator's decision. 

This was his first time going through the process, with three more seasons of arbitration to go. 

Rojas, entering his age-29 season, exploded on the basepaths in 2022, swiping 23 bags while being caught just three times. With the new rules this season—bigger bases and the limit on pickoff attempts—he could be primed for more. 

He also finished with an OPS+ of 111, meaning he was 11% better than the average hitter. The Arizona-born Rojas hit .269 for his hometown Snakes, with nine HR and 56 RBIs and a .739 OPS.

He'll likely slot in as the third baseman on most nights this season, though the newly-signed veteran Evan Longoria will likely platoon with him and face most lefties.

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