Mark Rogers has signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers, according to a tweet by ESPN.com reporter Jerry Crasnick.

Rogers, a graduate of Mt. Ararat High, last pitched in the major leagues in 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers, who selected him with the fifth-pick in the 2004 MLB draft. In two seasons with the Brewers, Rogers pitched in 11 games and made nine starts.

Rogers, 29, started the 2014 season in the Seattle Mariners organization but was released on May 4 after making two starts in Triple-A. He then signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League. Rogers went 5-6 in 19 starts for Lancaster.

 Left-hander Derek Holland was scratched from the Texas Rangers’ intrasquad game Sunday with a sore shoulder.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels says “hopefully it is not anything outside of the normal spring soreness for a pitcher.”

 Rangers ace Yu Darvish disputed some criticism he quit on the Rangers last season, saying “I love this ballclub. That’s not true.”

Darvish didn’t pitch over the final seven weeks last season due to what the team described as “mild elbow inflammation.” Darvish initially said he could keep pitching if the Rangers were in the playoff race, leading some to speculate about the actual severity of his injury.

NATIONALS: Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

But first, the national anthem.

“You’ve got to simulate it like it’s a real game,” Scherzer said. “It’s always about the little things.”

So before Scherzer could leave the bullpen, he turned to manager Matt Williams, who was standing near him. Williams hummed “The Star-Spangled Banner” for him.

PHILLIES: Starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year.

TIGERS: Shortstop Jose Iglesias will take the field for the first time in a year in Monday’s exhibition opener against Florida Southern. He is starting at shortstop and will bat second.

It will be Iglesias’ first game action since he bowed out of last year’s annual spring training table-setter with shin soreness. That soreness turned out to be something much more severe — stress fractures in each of his legs — and caused him to miss the entire 2014 season.

BLUE JAYS: Toronto boosted its outfield depth, signing Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract.