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Dodgers: Miguel Rojas May Need a Minor Operation Before Suiting Up for LA

On Wednesday, the Dodgers swung a deal with the Miami Marlins for infielder Miguel Rojas. The 33-year-old is expected to play a big role in the infield, however, MLB Network’s Craig Mish reported that Rojas might have to undergo a procedure to clean up an issue ahead of next season.

Mish called it a “minor issue” that popped up after he underwent wrist surgery in October. The Dodgers knew about the issue, and knew that he would probably need to have a procedure to get it cleaned up. However, it didn’t prevent them from making the deal, which they have already announced as finalized.

Assuming he’s good to go by Opening Day, Rojas should make a good case to be in the lineup. Where he plays on the diamond will be answered in the coming months, but there’s a good chance we see him all over the field, spending time at second base, shortstop and third base. Last year, he was a Gold Glove finalist at the shortstop position.

We’ll continue to update you on this potential procedure for Rojas, but it sounds like it wasn’t a big enough issue to stop the Dodgers from making the deal happen.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer 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 since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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10 Comments

  1. Buying the walking wounded and spending the big bucks on a 35 year old.
    Another great move.

  2. Could have just signed Jose Iglesias and kept Amaya. Dodgers gave up a lot for one year of Rojas.

  3. Trading Rojas for Amaya on the surface seems, at best, strange. I have to believe that this trade is just part of other moves that AF will make before the season starts.

    1. That’s right. If they are trying to stay under the luxury tax they have to reduce salary now. Rojas can play ss,3b and 2b, Is Muncy expendable now, or do they have a trade partner for choirboy Bauer?

  4. I think he will help and give Lux more time to adjust with less pressure! 300 hitter for a 240 hitter at shortstop! Losing both Turners will cost them! Hopefully, some of the new youngsters can help! It will be a challenge.

  5. So the price for him is a shortstop who is 10 years younger, also a great defensive player, healthy, and quite a bit better offensively. (At least in triple A) I don’t get it.

  6. This signing means they have to shed payroll to reset the cbt. The whole point has been to gain a competitive advantage for ‘24 and beyond. Somebody making Rojas pay or greater has to go.

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