The Miami Marlins and shortstop Miguel Rojas are nearing a contract extension.
According to Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, the Miami Marlins and shortstop Miguel Rojas are nearing completion on a contract extension. Rojas had previously mentioned the extension talks on The Chris Rose Rotation podcast.
According to Mish, the deal would be for two years and approximately $10 million, and would last through the 2023 season.
Rojas currently holds a $5.5 million team-option for the 2022 season, meaning that an additional year would be added on to his deal for $4.5 million for the 2023 campaign which would keep the veteran shortstop in Miami through 2023.
One of the most-beloved players on the Marlins currently, Rojas will be entering his ninth MLB season during the 2022 campaign, as well as his eighth year in Miami. Across those eight seasons with the Marlins, the 32-year-old has appeared in 730 career games with a .271/.325/.375 slash line with 32 home runs, 224 RBI’s, and 37 stolen bases, as well as acting as Miami’s primary shortstop the previous couple of seasons.
Looking at the 2021 season alone, Rojas appeared in 128 games for the Fish at shortstop in which he slashed a combined .265/.322/.392 with nine home runs, 48 RBI’s, and 13 stolen bases. Rojas also added career-highs in a few statistical categories as well such as stolen bases, walks drawn, doubles, and triples, as well as nearing career-highs in hits, home runs, and RBI’s.
While it is not official yet, it certainly appears that the Miami Marlins captain will be back for the 2022 campaign, as well as the 2023 season.
With Rojas cemented at shortstop as we enter an important offseason for the Marlins, Miami will most-likely turn their attention to adding to other positions such as outfield, catcher, and bullpen. Will the Marlins continue to make moves as we begin to enter the months of November and December?