September 2, 2013

Brewers drop Rogers from 40-man roster

Mark Rogers had hoped to return to Milwaukee, but he has been plagued by shoulder issues.

From staff reports

Mark Rogers of Orrs Island was removed from the Milwaukee Brewers' 40-man roster on Friday, according to a blog about the Milwaukee Brewers.

He can be a minor-league free agent after the World Series.

Rogers, 27, was the fifth overall pick in the 2004 draft. He has been plagued by shoulder and hand surgeries. Last July and August, he went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts in the major leagues.

Rogers was expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation this season but suffered from diminished velocity in spring training that the Brewers attributed to "shoulder instability," and he never made it past Double-A. Rogers did touch 93 mph in his most recent start for advanced Class A Brevard County on Thursday but was not considered for a September call-up to Milwaukee.

Assistant GM Gord Ash did not rule out re-signing Rogers to a minor-league contract, but nothing is guaranteed.

"We just talked to him (Friday), told him to finish his season in Brevard, go home after that and we'll be in touch," Ash said.

 

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