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2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 5.13 12 11 1.33

Top Josh Rogers News

  • Rockies' Josh Rogers: Lands deal with Rockies

    Rogers signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Friday.

    It's unclear whether the southpaw was given an invitation to major-league spring training. Rogers, 28, has posted a 5.42 ERA over 30 appearances including 12 starts at the major-league level. He'll serve as swingman depth for the Rockies.

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  • Marlins' Josh Rogers: Signs with Marlins

    Rogers signed a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Rogers joins the Marlins organization after opting for free agency once he was designated for assignment by Washington. He has a 5.13 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 26.1 innings in the majors this season, and an even worse 10.95 ERA over 12.1 innings in Triple-A. Barring a major turnaround in the minors, it is unlikely that Rogers will reach the big leagues again this year.

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  • Josh Rogers: Elects free agency

    Rogers, who was designated for assignment by the Nationals earlier this week, has elected free agency, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Rogers has a 5.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 26.1 innings this season. Even if he catches on elsewhere, it would likely be on a minor-league deal.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Loses 40-man spot

    The Nationals designated Rogers for assignment Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Rogers will lose his spot on the 40-man roster with the Nationals needing to clear room in the wake of several new additions via trade ahead of Tuesday's deadline. The lefty was recently optioned to Triple-A Rochester after being activated from the 15-day injured list, but before that, he turned in a 5.13 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 26.1 innings. Rogers could remain with the organization if he goes unclaimed off waivers over the next few days.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Activated, optioned to Triple-A

    Rogers (shoulder) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Rogers was serving as a reliever with the Nationals when he went down with a shoulder impingement June 3. He's built up as a starter during his rehab assignment, throwing 5.1 innings in his last appearance. For now, Rogers will likely serve in Rochester's rotation, though he is a candidate to pick up spot starts across the second half of the season in the majors.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Looks ready to return from IL

    Rogers (shoulder) struck out five and allowed four earned runs on seven hits and three walks across 5.1 innings in his fourth minor-league rehab start Tuesday at Double-A Harrisburg.

    After covering five-plus innings for the first time since April 11 and tossing 85 pitches, Rogers appears ready to come off the 15-day injured list. Prior to being shelved with a left shoulder impingement, Rogers had been working out of the bullpen, but his workloads during his rehab assignment suggests the Nationals are planning on bringing him back from the IL as a starter. Washington has an opening in its rotation for Sunday's game against Atlanta, and Rogers would be available to pick up the start on a normal four-day rest schedule.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Lit up in third rehab outing

    Rogers (shoulder) struck out two and covered four innings in his third rehab start Wednesday at Double-A Harrisburg, allowing six earned runs on eight hits and one walk.

    The Nationals initially planned to bring Rogers back from the 15-day injured list as a multi-inning reliever when he first resumed his throwing program in mid-June. However, with Joe Ross (elbow) lost for the season, Stephen Strasburg (rib) facing an uncertain return timeline and with most of the Nationals' other back-end rotation options having underwhelmed, Rogers now looks to be building up for a potential starting role. Though he reached 77 pitches Wednesday and now seems to be fully stretched out, Rogers proved vulnerable to the long ball (three home runs allowed) and threw only 49 strikes. Rogers looks ready to return from the 15-day injured list from a workload standpoint, but the Nationals may want to see him sharpen his command and control in one more rehab outing before activating him.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Shifting rehab to Triple-A

    Rogers (shoulder) is scheduled to make his next rehab appearance Thursday for Triple-A Rochester, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Rogers covered three innings in his first rehab outing Saturday for the Nationals' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, so he'll presumably be in line for an outing of similar length Thursday. The lefty is expected to serve as a bulk reliever once he's deemed ready to return from the 15-day injured list.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Kicks off rehab assignment

    Rogers (shoulder) began a rehab assignment Saturday with the Nationals' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate and gave up four runs (two earned) over three innings in his first appearance for the club. He scattered five hits and walked none while striking out four.

    Rogers is expected to ramp up for a bulk-relief role with the Nationals during his rehab assignment, and he already looks to be well on his way to getting stretched out after the three-inning appearance. The lefty, who has been on the 15-day injured list since June 3 with a shoulder impingement, may only need one or two more minor-league appearances before the Nationals activate him.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Prepping for bulk-relief role

    Manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Rogers (shoulder) will report to the Nationals' spring training facility in Florida later this week to continue his rehab program, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    Rogers has been cleared to resume throwing after landing on the 15-day injured list June 3 with a left shoulder impingement. Martinez noted that he envisions the southpaw filling a bulk-relief role upon his return from the IL, so Rogers is expected to get stretched out to around 60 pitches during his rehab program and minor-league rehab assignment.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Placed on 15-day IL

    Rogers was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with a left shoulder impingement, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Rogers will now be away from the team for at least 15 days, but due to the fact that it is his throwing shoulder, it could be longer. Andres Machado was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Friday to take his spot in the bullpen.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Shifts to bullpen

    Rogers is available out of the bullpen Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Rogers has given up seven runs across his past two starts and will now shift to the bullpen, where he'll likely fill a long-relief role. Aaron Sanchez was promoted to start Saturday and will remain in the rotation going forward.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Surrenders three homers in loss

    Rogers (1-2) allowed six hits (three home runs), four runs and a walk while recording one strikeout over 4.1 innings, taking the loss Thursday to the Diamondbacks.

    Rogers had yet to allow a home run over two starting appearances, but that trend ended in a big way against Arizona. He continues to trend downward after beginning the season with an encouraging performance against Atlanta. Although he will hold onto a spot in the rotation for now, the Nationals have a host of pitchers coming off the IL in the coming weeks, making him a risky fantasy add if he continues to underperform.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Takes loss Saturday

    Rogers (1-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Pirates after allowing three runs on six hits and two walks across 4.1 innings, fanning two.

    Rogers couldn't finish the fifth inning and departed the mound when the game was tied 2-2, but he was charged for Pittsburgh's third run -- an RBI single from Michael Chavis that scored Ke'Bryan Hayes -- and that was enough to hand him his first loss of the season. This clearly was a step in the wrong direction for the 27-year-old lefty compared to what he did in his debut against Atlanta when he gave up just one run over 5.1 innings of work.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Stifles Atlanta in Monday's win

    Rogers (1-0) picked up the win in Monday's 11-2 rout of Atlanta, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out three.

    The unheralded lefty doesn't have the kind of raw stuff that turns scouts' heads, but Rogers just keeps getting the job done in the majors. The 27-year-old tossed 46 of 74 pitches for strikes and handcuffed a powerful Atlanta lineup completely after the first inning. Given all the injuries in the Nationals' rotation at the moment, Rogers has a chance to win a regular spot if he keeps producing. His next start is scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Recalled ahead of start

    Rogers was recalled by the Nationals on Monday ahead of his season debut in Atlanta, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Rogers didn't win a spot in the Opening Day rotation but will nonetheless be needed for the fifth game of the year with Anibal Sanchez (neck) hitting the injured list. Rogers managed a 3.28 ERA in six starts last season, but his underlying numbers don't support that number at all. His 14.6 percent strikeout rate and 29.7 percent groundball rate were both far too low, and he's unlikely to have much success if he keeps allowing that much contact in the air. The lefty's 5.83 FIP and 6.00 xFIP give some idea of what can be expected if he doesn't start missing more bats, something his 15.6 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A last year suggests will be difficult to do.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Opening season at Triple-A

    Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    The 27-year-old was competing for a spot in Washington's Opening Day rotation, but Joan Adon won the job as the team's No. 5 starter. Rogers will remain stretched out as a starter at Rochester and should be called up by the Nationals at some point this season.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Aiming to win rotation spot

    Rogers gave up one run over two innings in Friday's Grapefruit League start as he works to win a spot in the Opening Day rotation, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    The southpaw made six starts for the Nationals at the end of last year and didn't look out of place with a 3.28 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, although his 22:14 K:BB in 35.2 innings and .236 BABIP were both discouraging markers. Josiah Gray and Patrick Corbin seem to be the only two pitchers locked into rotation spots right now with Stephen Strasburg (neck) likely not ready for the beginning of the season, so a strong camp from Rogers should allow him to claim one of the vacancies. Given his lackluster arsenal and poor career strikeout numbers in the minors, however, he may not be able to repeat even his modest 2021 success.

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  • Nationals' Josh Rogers: Dealing with hamstring strain

    Rogers landed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

    Rogers wasn't going to pitch again this season anyway after tossing six innings Friday against the Red Sox. He'll end the season with a 3.28 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across six major-league starts. Gerardo Parra (knee) returned from the injured list to take Rogers' place on the roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: New Albany, IN
Age: 28
School: Louisville
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L