|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||2/24/1989|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 195 lbs|
|From||Los Teques, VEN|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Rojas went 2-for-3 with a HBP and a double before being ejected from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Nationals.
It's not entirely clear what Rojas said to warrant his eighth-inning ejection, as he was in the dugout at the time after striking out, but his issues with home plate umpire Mike Estabrook apparently extended back to a blown check-swing call in his first at-bat. He's unlikely to face additional league discipline -- a good thing for the Marlins, considering the shortstop's .333/.415/.444 slash line over his last 20 games.
Rojas will start at shortstop and lead off Saturday against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
At least for the time being, Rojas looks to be the Marlins' top option in the table-setting role, as he'll lead off for a fifth consecutive game. With no home runs in 275 plate appearances, Rojas brings little to no power to the table but has at least been somewhat useful in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only formats thanks to his five stolen bases and .274 batting average.
Rojas went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Six different Marlins had multi-hit efforts in the 16-0 rout, giving Rojas a chance to be productive even from the bottom of the order. The shortstop has hit safely in seven straight games and 13 of his last 14, slashing .346/.386/.404 over that stretch with two steals, five RBI and seven runs.