Mark Rogers, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher from Orrs Island, was scheduled to make his first start of the season tonight for the Nashville Sounds of the Triple A Pacific Coast League, but the game was rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Rogers, selected by the Milwaukee Brewers as the fifth overall draft pick in 2004 out of the Mt. Ararat High in Topsham, was hampered all of the last season by carpal tunnel syndrome.

He is coming off a 25-game suspension levied against him last August by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the use of a banned stimulant for a second time.

Rogers said in spring training that the stimulant was in a tainted supplement he took and accepted full responsibility for it, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Last month, Reid Nichols, director of player development for the Brewers, said Rogers is healthy for the first time in a long time, and is making great progress as a pitcher.