Rojas signed a one-year, $3.155 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Rojas had a .252/.297/.346 slash line with 11 home runs in 2018 as he exceeded 300 at-bats for the first time in his major-league career. The 29-year-old's defense and positional versatility remain his best assets as his work at the plate makes him an nonviable fantasy option.
Rojas went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets. Rojas provided the only offense for the Marlins in the losing effort with a two-run shot in the third inning, his 11th home run of the season. Over 480 plate appearances in 2018, he has a .249/.295/.348 slash line with 39 runs, 50 RBI and six steals.
Rojas is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Rojas will sit for the second time in the series as JT Riddle gets the nod at shortstop. Considering Rojas is slashing just .257/.272/.366 and doesn't project as much more than a utility man for the Marlins over the long haul, he may be in store for a limited at-bats in September as Miami tries to determine if Riddle can be a solution in the middle infield heading into 2019.
Rojas is not in the lineup against Toronto on Friday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Rojas will head to the bench after going 1-for-9 during a two-game set in Boston earlier this week. Across the month of August, he's hit just .230 with a .619 OPS and failed to record a multi-hit game in 23 outings. JT Riddle will man shortstop and bat sixth in his absence.
Rojas is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Rojas will take a seat after starting and collecting a hit in each of the last four games. JT Riddle earns the starting nod at shortstop, batting fifth.