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Miguel Rojas sets record with the Marlins

Miguel Rojas’ defense has always been his letter of introduction and that quality allowed him to make history with the Miami Marlins.

According to the club’s communications department, Miguel Rojas played 55 consecutive games without making a mistake and set a new record in the franchise, reports the portal Leader.

The previous record was Hanley Ramírez with 54 games in the 2009 campaign.

The Los Teques native fumbled for the last time on July 8 in a game against the New York Mets and that was just his sixth blink in 126 games.

Through a statement from the Marlins team, they recalled that Miguel Rojas is the leader of the Major Leagues in fielding percentage (.988) among qualified shortstops.

And they suggested that the Creole could be the first player in the franchise to win a gold glove. If he succeeded, he would be the 55th Venezuelan to receive the distinction, the 29th to do so as a shortstop, joining:

  • Omar Vizquel (11)
  • Luis Aparicio (9)
  • David Concepcion (5)
  • Oswaldo Guillen (1)
  • César Izturis (1)
  • Alcides Escobar (1)

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