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Miguel Rojas will contribute defense to the Dodgers

The Venezuelan will play his first season with the Californian club since 2014

Venezuelan shortstop Miguel Rojas, is back with the organization that gave him the opportunity to debut in Major League Baseball, after the Marlins agreed in early January to send him to the Dodgers for prospect Jacob Amaya.

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However, his arrival at the Californian team will represent a total defensive improvement in the infield, since his elite defense in short stops is fully proven, and to show, his 15 defensive runs saved as a shortstop in 2022 with the Marlins, who they were the most in the National League and second in the Majors behind only Jeremy Peña (16).

In the same way, it should be noted that the Dodgers lost Trea Turner in free agency, who offered a fairly complete performance in both facets of the game (offensive and defensive), this being an aspect (defensive) that is called to be covered. by Miguel Rojas, who is already well known by the organization; due to the year that he spent with them.

Meanwhile, in 136 games and 1.113,2 played at shortstop last season, the Los Teques native completed 184 putouts and 340 assists in 531 defensive chances.

Additionally, he committed the fewest errors among shortstops on the old circuit (7), being just one of seven colleagues at that position who recorded fewer than 10 miscues.

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