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Rockies' Josh Rogers: Shifted to minors camp
The Rockies reassigned Rogers to minor-league camp Tuesday.
Rogers struggled last season in the majors with Washington to the tune of a 5.13 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 26.1 innings. Triple-A wasn't exactly kind to him either, as his stats ballooned to a 6.03 ERA and 1.49 WHIP through 59.2 frames. The 28-year-old lefty will likely return to Triple-A for the start of 2023 and serve as organizational bullpen depth.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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