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Miguel Rojas responds to former Marlins teammate Jazz Chisholm’s allegations about poisonous clubhouse

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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Miguel Rojas Jr. responded on Tuesday to brickbats that have been evidently aimed in his route by ex-Miami Marlins teammate Jazz Chisholm Jr.

“No matter you wish to say about me as a participant, you’ll be able to have that opinion,” Rojas mentioned throughout an look on The Chris Rose Rotation podcast. “However you saying that I am a foul particular person when you do not even know me, that is type of what bothers me.”

Chisholm, who had criticized the Marlins’ clubhouse tradition throughout an look final week on The Pivot podcast, didn’t identify names throughout his interview. He did determine one participant, accused of getting badmouthed him to supervisor Don Mattingly behind his again, because the unofficial staff captain. Rojas had stuffed that function, main a number of media retailers to attach the dots that Chisholm had taken difficulty with Rojas’ management abilities.

“You may’t be a staff chief if you’ve obtained guys that is been within the clubhouse that is been in there 9 or 10 years regardless that they suck,” Chisholm mentioned. “They have been there for 9 or 10 years and the staff calls them the staff captain. However they are not captain, they are not particular person, you are not even athlete at this level. You are simply right here and also you’re bringing down the younger guys which can be imagined to be good.”

Chisholm additionally referenced a number of tales of hazing and bullying towards youthful Marlins gamers throughout his interview, together with one case the place a veteran destroyed his custom-made footwear. Rojas confirmed a unique story that noticed veterans criticize outfielder Jesús Sánchez for imitating Juan Soto‘s “shuffle” gesture.

Rojas additionally took exception to Chisholm airing the Marlins’ outdated soiled clubhouse laundry.

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“I am not anticipating all people to love me, and I do not like all people,” Rojas mentioned, per an ESPN transcription. “However that does not imply that I can go on the market and inform all people what’s occurring within the clubhouse. As an expert, you must perceive that you must respect all people that’s in that clubhouse. … Once you come to a spot and also you get to a brand new place, there are individuals there which were there earlier than you. There’s guidelines in place, and somebody goes to maintain you accountable.”

In fact, it might be argued that Chisholm was doing his half to carry individuals accountable, too — offered that his model of all occasions have been correct.

The Marlins and Dodgers will play a three-game set in Los Angeles from Might 6-8. Do not anticipate Rojas and Chisholm to be on hugging phrases by then.

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