Former Mt. Ararat High School pitcher Mark Rogers made his major league debut Friday night with the Milwaukee Brewers, pitching one perfect inning in relief.

Rogers, who was added to the Brewers’ roster Friday, pitched the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss at home to the Cubs and got Starlin Castro to line out to center and Marlon Byrd to ground out to second before striking out Micah Hoffpauir.

A right-hander from Orrs Island, Rogers was Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2004 draft. His call-up comes after five minor league seasons and two shoulder operations.

Pitching this season at Double-A Huntsville, Rogers, 24, was 6-8 with a 3.71 ERA in 24 starts.

In 1112/3 innings, he had 111 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .210 batting average.

He also made one start for Triple-A Nashville.

It was Rogers’ second full season after missing two seasons recovering from shoulder surgeries.


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