Rojas went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Tigers. The shortstop put together his first multi-hit performance since May 1, hitting a miserable .151 (8-for-53) in 15 games in between. Rojas is still looking for his first homer of 2019 after slugging a career-high 11 last year, but his .250/.307/.291 slash line through 44 contests is otherwise right in line with his career numbers.
Rojas (ribs) is starting at shortstop and batting eighth Friday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Rojas was removed from Wednesday's game after an issue cropped up with his rib cage, but he's good to go following Thursday's scheduled off day. The 30-year-old will look to break out of his current slump, as he is 2-for-20 over his last six games.
Rojas described the injury that took him out of Wednesday's game as an issue with his rib cage, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. "Nothing serious," Rojas said. "I don't think it's muscular or anything, or something that is going to keep me from playing. I feel one of my ribs went out of place. Every time I get it adjusted, I feel fine." It doesn't sound like Rojas will be out for long, as he could return to the lineup as soon as Friday. The veteran shortstop is slashing .242/.299/.288 through 39 games and is still looking for his first homer in 2019 after launching a career-high 11 last year.
Rojas exited Wednesday's game against the Rays with back spasms, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Rojas appeared to tweak his back while running the bases and attempted to remain in the game, but was removed shortly after retaking the field. The 30-year-old will have a full day to recover with Thursday's scheduled off day and should be considered day-to-day.
Rojas will start at shortstop and lead off Thursday against the Cubs, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Rojas usually bats in the bottom half of the order versus right-handed pitching, but he'll draw a plum assignment against Yu Darvish with normal leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson resting in the day game after a night game. No matter where in the lineup he's slotted in this season, Rojas has made little fantasy impact with a .259 average, zero home runs and one stolen base across 126 plate appearances.
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