Miguel Rojas is in his rookie season and he’s already made a significant impact for the team. As the Dodgers have lost Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe to injuries throughout the season, Rojas has been one of the infielders to help fill the void.

Although not a particularly strong offensive presence, Rojas more than makes up for it with his glove. The utility infielder has played shortstop, and second and third base. With Erisbel Arruebarrena currently with the team, Rojas started at third base Saturday.

No stranger to turning in a defensive highlight, Rojas made a diving stop on a ground ball hit to his left, quickly rose to his feet and fired the ball over to first base in time to get Wilmer Flores.

Rojas has committed three errors in 58 games this season, with one of them coming on his first putout opportunity at the Major League level.

Since that point, he’s helped preserve Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter, robbed Michael Brantley of a likely extra-base hit, and more in his efforts to help shore up the Dodgers defense.
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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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