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Rojas to Make MLB Debut Today

HONOLULU, HI – MAY 6: Josh Rojas #21 of the Hawai’I Rainbow Warriors throws to first base against the Long Beach State Dirtbags at Les Murakami Stadium on May 6, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors defeated the Dirtbags 6-3. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)

Former University of Hawaii infielder Josh Rojas is making his Major League Baseball debut this afternoon, less than two weeks after being traded from the Houston Astros to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rojas will be playing left field and batting sixth in the line-up as the Diamondbacks visit the Colorado Rockies.

Rojas, 25, was a Second-Team All-Big West selection in 2017, his senior season. He was selected by the Astros in the 26th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Since being acquired by the his hometown Diamondbacks – he was born in Glendale, Arizona – Rojas has been on a tear for the Triple-A Reno Aces. In eight games, he batted .514, with 3 home runs and 14 RBIs.

On July 31, Rojas was one of four players traded to Arizona when the Astros acquired pitcher Zack Greinke.

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