Marlins Reportedly to Trade Shortstop Miguel Rojas to the Dodgers

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Marlins Reportedly to Trade Shortstop Miguel Rojas to the Dodgers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers were theoretically set to go into 2023 having let Trea Turner walk and then replacing him at shortstop internally with Gavin Lux. A downgrade for sure, but Lux was a big-time prospect who might be solid there.

… but now he might have to rotate a bit, because the Dodgers are acquiring Miguel Rojas from the Marlins:

Rojas, 34 next month, has been a high-contact, solid-defense shortstop for the Marlins for a long time, and although he may not be an everyday starter for the Dodgers, his righty bat might pair nicely in a time-share with Lux’s lefty bat (and Lux can man other positions when he’s not at short). This is a floor-raising move for a team that already had an incredibly strong floor.

It’s a good move for the Dodgers (and their pitchers), and they’ll part with shortstop prospect Jacob Amaya, who is ranked 15th in a very good Dodgers system:

Not a bad get for the Marlins, who could now let Jean Segura handle shortstop or maybe move Jazz Chisolm Jr. over there.

Subsequent Marlins move to be on the lookout for: They are still going to trade a starting pitcher for a position player, and after Carlos Correa returned to the Twins, the good speculative bet is that they’ll send infielder Luis Arraez to the Marlins for one of those cost-controlled starters.

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