Miguel Rojas jawing with Marlins dugout is definitely a result of Jazz Chisholm drama

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When Mookie Betts was taken out of Tuesday night's Dodgers game against the Marlins (following Teoscar Hernández, who Chris Taylor subbed in for in the fifth), it raised some mild alarms. Dave Roberts was quick to explain during the postgame; Betts and Hernández have started every game of the season so far, and he just wanted to get them both off of their feet.

Betts was replaced by Miguel Rojas, batting first and playing shortstop. It was Rojas' first appearance during this series against the Marlins, a team he played for for eight seasons, and it didn't take long at all for a few fireworks to go off.

Rojas quickly singled to get himself on base for Shohei Ohtani, and as soon as he reached first, he looked over at the away dugout and was caught gesturing and yelling heatedly at the Marlins. SportsNet LA declined to show us who he looked ready to scrap with, but given some bombastic comments from Marlins players (specifically Jazz Chisholm, to whom Rojas hit his single in center field) about Rojas during the offseason, it wasn't hard to guess the why.

Joe Davis, from the Dodgers' booth, said, "I don't know if that looked real friendly there, the back and forth between him and the Marlins dugout." Astute.

Miguel Rojas seemed ready to fight the Marlins after Jazz Chisholm's offseason comments

During spring training, Chisholm took to a podcast to loudly decry former veteran leadership in the Marlins clubhouse, and fans quickly deduced he was talking about Rojas. Chisholm said those veterans were "not a good captain, not a good person, not even a good athlete at this point." Rojas didn't need Chisholm to name names to respond a few days later, confirming that he was indeed one of the players Chisholm was talking about.

Ohtani flew out to end the inning, eliminating any chance for Rojas to really get back at his old club, but the Dodgers still trounced them 8-2, led by Yoshinobu Yamamoto's best outing of the season and a grand slam from Max Muncy.

Rojas still gets the last laugh, though. His .799 OPS is not only better than James Outman and Gavin Lux's; it's also 34 points better than Bryan De La Cruz's Marlins-leading OPS. The Marlins' 28th-worst winning percentage and the fact that they've already called it a season should speak for itself as well.