Rojas was placed on the injured list with lower-back inflammation Tuesday.
Rojas' placement on the IL cleared the way for Ketel Marte to be activated. The move ends Rojas' season after 70 plate appearances and a slash line of .180/.257/.180. There could be room for him on the roster as a super utility player in 2021, but a career .567 OPS mitigates the benefits of his versatility.
Rojas (back) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Texas.
Lower-back discomfort forced Rojas to leave Sunday's game against the Astros and will cost him at least one start. Ketel Marte returns from a wrist injury to start at second base.
Rojas was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros with lower back discomfort, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Rojas was replaced defensively in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the team revealed after the game that he was dealing with lower back discomfort. He's currently considered day-to-day.
Rojas is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.
Rojas started the last three games and will head to the bench after going 1-for-12 with two runs and three walks. Josh VanMeter will receive the start at the keystone in his place.
Rojas isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.
Rojas has been effective at the plate recently, going 6-for-18 with six runs and two strikeouts over the last four games. However, he'll take a seat Saturday with Josh VanMeter starting at second base.
Rojas started at second base and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.
With the Diamondbacks placing Ketel Marte (wrist) on the injured list, Rojas was given the first chance to fill in at second base. He's made eight starts at various positions, and now it looks like he'll have a permanent defensive home while Marte is sidelined. Rojas is 6-for-29 with one RBI, four runs scored, one stolen base and 11 strikeouts during that eight-game stretch.
Rojas will start at second base and will bat leadoff Sunday against the Giants.
Though he didn't start in the Diamondbacks' first game following his Sept. 1 callup, Rojas has now entered the lineup in Arizona's subsequent six contests, either at second base or as the team's designated hitter. He's only gone 3-for-17 with no extra-base hits and a stolen base since his promotion, but Rojas should continue to get plenty of run in September for a 15-26 Diamondbacks squad that has no visions of competing for a playoff spot.
Rojas started at second base for a resting Ketel Marte and went 0-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Giants.
Rojas' sacrifice fly plated the Diamondbacks' second run and he's now started the last five game (three at designated hitter and two at second base). In six appearances overall, Rojas is 3-for-18 with one RBI and one stolen base.
Rojas started at second base and went 1-for-4 in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Rojas was in the lineup a second straight night after serving as the designated hitter Wednesday. He was recalled Wednesday by the Diamondbacks, who were active sellers at the trade deadline. The 26-year-old. who had one at-bat during a brief stay in the majors earlier this season, should see an uptick in playing time this month.
Rojas was recalled from the Diamondbacks' alternate training site Tuesday.
After spending a month at the alternate site, Rojas will rejoin the major-league club Tuesday. He recorded just one at-bat during his first stint with the team in 2020 and likely won't play a significant role going forward.
Rojas was optioned to the Diamondbacks' alternate training site Saturday.
Rojas had logged just one at-bat over Arizona's first eight games this season, but Andy Young was called up to take his place in a corresponding move Saturday. Given Rojas' struggles at the plate during camp and lack of usage to begin the season, it's unlikely that he'll have a role with the major-league club unless injuries pile up.
Rojas made the active roster despite going hitless in summer camp, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Rojas' versatility won out over his struggles at the plate during camp, when he went 0-for-27 with four walks. He was marginally better in spring training, going 5-for-34. Rojas, who batted .217 in 138 at-bats for the Diamondbacks last season, plays the infield base positions and corner outfield spots.
Rojas was mentioned Monday as a possible fill-in for Kole Calhoun (illness) by Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Calhoun, the Diamondbacks' projected starter in right field, tested positive for COVID-19, and his return in time for the regular season is uncertain. Lovullo mentioned Rojas, along with Jon Jay and Trayce Thompson, as potential replacements for Calhoun if he's unavailable for Opening Day.
Rojas will likely make the active roster when the 2020 season begins in late July, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Rosters will be expanded to 30 players early on, which creates space for a few players that were competing for the final available roster spots. Players such as Rojas, Jon Jay and Ildemaro Vargas can be carried for the first two weeks before rosters are cut to 28 for the subsequent two weeks. Rojas' ability to play outfield and infield should give him a leg up when the rosters are eventually dropped to 26.
Rojas has been playing shortstop and second base during spring training games, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Rojas, who came to Arizona in the Zack Greinke trade last year, played primarily in the outfield during his 41-game stint in the majors. "He's getting a lot of his time as an infielder because I only was able to evaluate him prior to this year as an outfielder," manager Torey Lovullo said. He'd played a variety of positions in the minors and is being eyed as an infielder/outfielder for 2020, which could give him an edge while vying to be the team's 26th man.
Rojas isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Rojas will retreat to the bench with a southpaw in Caleb Smith set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Tim Locastro draws the start in left field and is set to lead off.
Rojas will sit Wednesday against the Mets.
Rojas hits the bench after starting 11 straight games, a stretch in which he recorded a strong .308/.400/.538 slash line. Tim Locastro gets the nod in left field.
Rojas went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Padres.
Rojas, who has collected six hits in the last two games, told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he's finally feeling comfortable at the plate, three weeks into his MLB tenure. "I'm seeing pitches well, I'm staying in the zone a lot better, not swinging at pitches out of the zone like I was early when I first came up," Rojas said. "I do feel better, but I couldn't say why that is." The Arizona native has hit safely in six straight games, going 10-for-22 with two home runs, two doubles, six runs and six RBI.
Rojas went 4-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 14-7 win over the Padres.
Rojas had hit a skid, going hitless over five games, but has responded with a five-game hitting streak. He's 8-for-19 with two doubles, two homers and five RBI during the streak.
Rojas went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and another run scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
Rojas drilled his first major-league home run with a two-run shot off Casey Sadler in the seventh inning to tie the game at 4-4. Over 14 games, Rojas is batting .205/.295/.308 and should continue to see playing time against right-handed pitchers.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/20||@ HOU||L 2-3||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/19||@ HOU||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|09/18||@ HOU||W 6-3||5||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/16||@ LAA||W 9-6||5||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/15||@ LAA||W 9-8||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/13||vs SEA||L 3-7||2||2||0||0||0||3||0|
|09/11||vs SEA||W 4-3||4||2||2||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||52||195||33||50||5||5||10||40||15||43||0||0||.256||.306||.487|
|2018||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||24||90||20||28||11||2||1||10||15||13||12||0||.311||.409||.511|
|2018||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||106||390||64||98||23||4||7||45||53||76||26||14||.251||.338||.385|
|2019||AAA-Round Rock Express||53||210||49||65||16||3||12||39||30||36||19||4||.309||.402||.586|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||44||171||29||55||13||2||8||30||22||28||13||6||.322||.405||.561|