Prior to the Sunday’s game, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Carlos Triunfel and placed Ersibel Arruebarrena on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained hip flexor.
It was the latest in a string of injuries that has claimed nearly every infielder. Despite Triunfel joining the team days after he was optioned to the minors, Miguel Rojas earned the start at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez receiving a day off for rest.
Rojas however was unable to finish the game as he suffered a contusion on his right forearm, the Dodgers announced:
Miguel Rojas left today's ballgame with a right forearm contusion. X-rays were negative. He is day to day. #Dodgers
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 6, 2014
Rojas was injured in the fifth inning as the Dodgers managed to break open what had been a pitcher’s duel. The utility infielder was at the plate with the bases loaded and two outs when he was hit by a pitch.
The 25-year-old took his base and remained in the game in the bottom half of the inning before being replaced by Triunfel in the sixth. In his rookie season, Rojas has filled in for the Dodgers at shortstop, second and third base as the regular starters, and reserves Chone Figgins and Justin Turner have also gone down with injuries.
Sunday marked the 28th game Rojas has played in for the Dodgers and he’s served as a reliable defensive option.
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