May 9, 2013

Doctor set to examine Mark Rogers' arm

The Maine native experienced tingling in his arm after throwing nine pitches in a Double-A game.

By Paul Betit pbetit@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

The Milwaukee Brewers pulled pitcher Mark Rogers from his rehab assignment with the Huntsville Stars and sent him to Arizona for medical evaluation Thursday.

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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers throws to the Chicago Cubs in August 2012.

2012 file photo/The Associated Press

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The move came after Rogers, a right-hander from Orrs Island, experienced a tingling sensation in his arm after throwing nine pitches Tuesday night in his fifth relief appearance for the Double-A team since April 23.

"The Brewers sent Mark to Phoenix to see a doctor," said Ivan Hand, Rogers' agent. "They don't think it's anything serious but they want to be cautious."

Hand said Rogers was making progress in his rehab assignment while being used strictly in relief.

"His velocity had been steadily improving," Hand said. "I had reports his fastball topped out at 95 mph."

In March the Brewers placed Rogers, 27, on the disabled list because of "right shoulder instability" after he lost velocity early in spring training. He was assigned to extended spring training at Marysville, Ariz.

Rogers, a first-round draft pick for the Brewers out of Mt. Ararat High in Topsham in 2004, has had two shoulder surgeries and surgery on both wrists because of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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