Entering spring training, shortstop Miguel Rojas was expecting to be a depth piece for the Dodgers. But after an injury to Gavin Lux, Rojas was slotted into the everyday starting shortstop role. Rojas took the chance in stride and made the most of his opportunity.
While his bat wasn’t always great, he found other ways to contribute to the team. He showed major leadership for this Dodgers club and played great defense all year long. Rojas became a valued member of the club as the year went on, and it was great to see.
Despite this, MLB writer Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report believes that there is a chance the Dodgers could move Rojas this winter, possibly to a team like the Chicago White Sox.
“They could trade for a short-term solution in the form of Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas. The Dodgers aren’t necessarily looking to move Rojas, who does provide a solid glove at a reasonable price. But with Gavin Lux returning from injury and Michael Busch perhaps ready to take the reins at second base, the 34-year-old shortstop with a club option for 2025 isn’t exactly immovable.”
Moving Rojas could make some sense for the Dodgers with the log jam of talent they have in the infield. Rojas projects to be a depth piece for this team next season if he remains on the roster, so LA may be able to get something more valuable for him.
The White Sox declined the option of their longtime shortstop Tim Anderson, and Rojas could be a cheap replacement for him. Rojas is scheduled to make $5.75 million this next season, so he wouldn’t take too much of the cap, and he has a club option for 2025 at $5 million.
LA may value having someone like Rojas on the roster for next season for injury situations, or simply as a cheap bench player. It remains to be seen what happens with Rojas, and it likely all depends on how the rest of the Dodgers roster shakes out this winter.
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