The Los Angeles Dodgers signed a contract extension with Miguel Rojas, who they recruited after sending their starting shortstop Trey Turner to the Philadelphia Phillies last year.
Juan Toribio of ‘MLB.com’ and Bob Nightingale of ‘USA Today’ reported on the 5th (Korean time), “The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a contract extension with Miguel Rojas.”
According to ‘Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’, the contract size is up to 11 million dollars (approximately 13.7 billion won) for 1+1 years, guaranteeing 5 million dollars (approximately 6.2 billion won) for the 2024 season, and 5 million dollars for the 2025 season. Options and a buyout of 1 million dollars (approximately 1.2 billion won) were included.
The Dodgers only watched Turner, their starting shortstop, move to Philadelphia as a free agent this winter. The Dodgers have one of the best financial powers in the major leagues, but their moves this winter are rather passive. It can be interpreted as a move to lower the ‘luxury tax’.
After the departure of Turner, the Dodgers left a gap in their shortstop resources. The local media in the US once argued that ‘we need to recruit Kim Ha-sung through trade’. However, the Dodgers reinforced their strength by recruiting Miguel Rojas, who ate a pot of rice in the past, rather than Kim Ha-seong.
Rojas first stepped on the big league stage with the Dodgers in 2014. Since then, he has been playing for the Miami Marlins since 2015, and until last year, he recorded 734 hits, 39 homers, 269 RBIs, 309 runs, 46 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.260 OPS of 0.672 in 955 big league games. 메이저사이트
Rojas is a player whose defense stands out more than hitting. Lohas’ strength is that he can play all positions in the infield. He played in the most games as a shortstop (674 games) in his 9 seasons in the major leagues, and last year he played in 136 games as a shortstop and made only 7 errors.
He doesn’t have a winning record, but his defense isn’t bad either. Rojas competed with Kim Ha-seong as a finalist for the Gold Glove in the National League shortstop category last year, and was selected as a finalist for the National League Gold Glove twice in his career.
Shortstop resources have recently been pouring into the free agent market, and it is not easy to recruit a special shortstop for the next few years, and the Dodgers have succeeded in securing resources to serve as the starting shortstop until 2025 through a 1+1 year total of $11 million contract. .