Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Newcomer To Extension

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a move to solidify their infield defense with their big trade last month to acquire Gold Glove shortstop finalist Miguel Rojas from the Miami Marlins. Now they've locked up the soon-to-be 34-year-old with a contract extension.

The deal is for $6M, and keeps Rojas in LA through the 2024 season. Per the Dodgers, the contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024, a club option salary of $5 million for the 2025 season with a $1 million buyout.

Rojas had been mainly a shortstop during his nine-year career (the last eight of them with the Marlins); last season, he played 136 of his 140 games at the keystone, earning him a finalist nod for NL shortstop Gold Glove. 

But he's also played some first base, second base and third base throughout his career, and the Dodgers intend to use him as a utility infielder, filling in all wherever needed on a regular basis. 

The Dodgers feature an all-new infield alignment this season, after the defections of shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Justin Turner in free agency. 

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