33-year-old Miguel Elias Rojas Naidernoff was born on February 24, 1989, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rojas was signed by the Cincinnati Reds organization as an amateur free agent in 2006, and played in their minor league system through 2012, making it as far as the AAA Louisville Bats to end his 2012 season.
He joined the Dodgers organization in 2013 and played for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League, where he hit .233 in 130 games. In 2014, he received a non-roster invite to Major League spring training, where he was given a chance to compete for the vacant second base job.
In 2019, Rojas batted .284/.331/.379, with the lowest isolated power in the National League (.095). On September 23, 2019, Rojas agreed to a new two-year contract with the Marlins, worth $10.25 million. In late July 2020, Rojas tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite testing positive, Rojas partnered with the company Stadium Custom Kicks during the 2020 season, branding the partnership as Miggy’s Locker. The partnership allowed Rojas to design custom-made cleats to express his passion for shoes and basketball.
In 2021, Rojas played in 132 games, collecting 131 hits, 48 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, and a career-high 37 walks. On October 28, 2021, the Marlins signed Rojas to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million.