Rojas was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. Rojas has appeared in 46 games for the Angels this season, but he was unable to retain his spot on the big-league roster while hitting .211/.263/.406 with four homers, 13 doubles, 10 RBI and 19 runs in 137 plate appearances. The 28-year-old could rejoin the Halos later on when a utility player is needed.
Rojas is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. It appeared that Rojas could be on line for an extended look at third base following Anthony Rendon's (hamstring) placement on the injured list, but he will take a seat for the second straight game Wednesday. Luis Rengifo will man the hot corner and bat ninth.
Rojas has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees. Per Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, Rojas is not dealing with any sort of injury and his removal from the lineup is simply a result of Taylor Ward (finger) feeling ready to play following pregame batting practice. Ward's entrance into the lineup pushes Luis Rengifo to third base, leaving Rojas in a bench role Tuesday.
Rojas went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. Rojas launched a solo blast in the seventh to bring the Angels within two runs and had an opposite-field single in the ninth to make it 5-4, but the Angels ended up falling just short of completing the comeback. The 28-year-old is slashing just .213/.265/.409 with four homers, 10 RBI, 19 runs scored, two steals and an 8:36 BB:K over 136 plate appearances during his up-and-down time with the big-league club. He should continue to hold a depth role while the Angels work to get some healthy bodies back.
Rojas was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. The 28-year-old will rejoin the active roster with the Angels still awaiting the return of Justin Upton (back) from the injured list. Rojas should fill an infield utility role during his time in the majors.