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Dodgers News: Miguel Rojas Having ‘More Fun Than Ever’ This Season With LA

When the Dodgers traded for shortstop Miguel Rojas this past offseason, they never could have imagined that he would end up being their everyday shortstop. He was seen as more of a depth player to backup Gavin Lux, but an injury to Lux during Spring Training forced Rojas into a new role. 

He has done his best to give LA what he can over the year. His bat was never going to be out of this world, but his defense and leadership have helped keep this team together

Rojas spoke about his time this season with the Dodgers and how much he has enjoyed coming back to Los Angeles. 

“I feel like I’m in a great place right now,” Rojas said. “I’m enjoying this season as much as I’ve enjoyed baseball in my life. I have the worst career offensive numbers of my life but I’m having more fun than ever. It’s not about me. It’s about helping the team win.”

Per The OC Register

He has been a team player all year long, and it’s a reason why manager Dave Robers has been so high on him. Roberts even went as far as to say that he believes Rojas will contribute some big hits in the playoffs for the team. 

His numbers at the plate aren’t there, but he isn’t letting that get him down. For the year, Rojas is hitting just .228 with three home runs and 25 runs batted in. LA will take whatever he can give them at this point at the plate, so anything he provides is seen as a win.

Down the stretch of the season, LA is going to need his leadership to help them get ready for the playoffs. Often times complacency can kick in, and while Rojas has never won at the highest level, he has been in the league for quite some time. 

This is an example of his value to the team. It’s the little things that he does for them that make the biggest difference. Rojas understands this and embodies everything it means to be a member of the Dodgers. 

And who knows, maybe his bat will come alive for a few weeks during the playoff run. After all, weirder things have happened before in sports.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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