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Saturday, November 24, 2012

MIGUEL ROJAS

Scott Van Slyke at Isotopes Park in 2012.  Van Slyke is teamate with Rojas in Winter ball

The next player who was signed by the Dodgers to a Minor League contract by the Dodgers is short stop Miguel Rojas.

Rojas is a right-handed short stop from Municipio Guaicapuro, Venezuela.  He was signed by the Reds as a non-drafted freee agent in 2005.

He has played in the Reds organization his entire career, making his way all the way to Triple-A. 

His best year in professional baseball while he was playing in Single-A where he hit .273 4 homers and 49 RBI.  He has a lifetime average of .234.

I read on a Reds blog he has an slightly unorthodox swing. It also says he was a "defensive first player".  In other words his glove will make up for his bat.

Rojas is playing in the Venezuela with his new Dodger teamates Alex Castellanos, and Scott Van Slyke. He is hitting .160 down there.

Here is a video i found on Youtube of Rojas.  The video is from 2009.