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Dodgers Miguel Rojas Hits the Injured List with Tests Coming Up

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed shortstop Miguel Rojas on the injured list and recalled Yonny Hernandez to the active roster. This comes a day after Rojas was removed from the game due to what was later called a hamstring issue.

Dave Roberts told reporters on Wednesday that he would be undergoing tests and they didn’t know if it was a short- or long-term issue. Now, however, it’s clear that this is more than a short-term deal as Rojas is heading to the IL for at least the next few weeks.

The Dodgers already thin shortstop position is now taking another hit. The team already lost Gavin Lux to a season ending torn ACL in spring training, and now their new starting shortstop in Miguel Rojas will be out for a few weeks. Chris Taylor, who had been playing shortstop while Rojas was out last week, is also injured and the Dodgers don’t yet know when he’ll be able to make a return to the field.

Between Hernandez, Luke Williams and, apparently, Mookie Betts, the Dodgers will have to figure out the shortstop position over the next few weeks until Rojas returns or, hopefully, Taylor when returns even sooner.

Official Dodgers Press Release Below

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated infielder Yonny Hernández and placed infielder Miguel Rojas on the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

Hernández, 24, appeared in 12 games for the Diamondbacks last year, recording two hits in 24 at-bats. He has been in the Majors parts of two seasons with Texas (2021) and Arizona (2022), batting a combined .198 (33-for-167) with five doubles and six RBI, while playing three different positions and recording a .977 fielding percentage. The Venezuelan native was hitting .308 (4-for-13) with two RBI in four games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. During Spring Training, he appeared in 18 games, batting .273 (9-for-33) with three doubles, one triple and two RBI. He was acquired via trade from the Oakland Athletics on December 15, 2022 for cash considerations.

Rojas, 34, played in 11 games for the Dodgers this season, hitting .125 (4-for-32) with one double and three walks. He is in his 10th Major League season, and he is a .259 (738-for-2851) career hitter with 140 doubles, 39 homers and 269 RBI. He was acquired on January 11, 2023 from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infielder Jacob Amaya.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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