by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers, whose rehab assignment ended prematurely Thursday, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his pitching shoulder.
"Hopefully we'll find out what's going on," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "They had a tough time examining him in Huntsville because he had some pain. So we'll do the MRI and see what that tells us."
Rogers allowed seven runs on eight hits and eight walks in 5 2/3 innings with Double-A Huntsville before being shut down.
Brewers stop Mark Rogers' rehab assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) The Brewers have recalled pitcher Mark Rogers from his rehab assignment in Double-A, and will send him to Phoenix to be re-evaluated.
Rogers left his Wednesday start after complaining of tingling in his arm and was examined by a doctor following the game. There is no indication of how long the team expects him to be sidelined at this time.
Mark Rogers being examined in minors
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers left his outing for Triple-A Nashville Tuesday after just nine pitches and complained of "tingling" in his right arm, MLB.com reports. The right-hander was examined by a doctor Wednesday.
"We're still working our way through what to do with him next," general manager Gord Ash said Wednesday.
Rogers has an 11.12 ERA in five relief appearances for Nashville.
Mark Rogers struggling with command, velocity
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers is struggling with his command and velocity during his rehab assignment at Double-A Huntsville, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Rogers has walked six batters in 3 2/3 innings and hasn't been able to throw his fastball 93 mph consistently despite normally working in the mid-90s.
"He's not where he needs to be yet but he's better," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash told the Journal Sentinel. "It's ticking up but not where it used to be regularly."
Rogers has posted a 3.92 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 39 innings over seven starts.
Mark Rogers makes first rehab appearance
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) As expected, Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers, on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, made his first rehab appearance with Double-A Huntsville Tuesday.
The right-hander threw 17 pitches (10 strikes) in his lone inning of work and allowed just one hit while issuing a walk.
Rogers is expected to be used out of the bullpen once he is activated from the DL.
Mark Rogers to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) The Brewers announced Saturday that pitcher Mark Rogers, who is on the 15-day disabled list with an injury to his pitching shoulder, will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Huntsville Tuesday.
Rogers, who made seven starts for the Brewers in 2012, is expected to return to a bullpen role once cleared.
Brewers shifting Mark Rogers to bullpen
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Brewers will shift right-handed pitcher Mark Rogers to the bullpen, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Rogers, currently on the disabled list nursing a shoulder injury, is out of options. The Brewers' starting rotation is full, so the club is forced to either move him to the bullpen or expose him to waivers on the way down to the minor leagues.
Rogers probably profiles better as a reliever. He averaged 93.6 MPH on his fastball out of the rotation for Milwaukee in 2012 and could see a boost upon a move to the bullpen if he comes back healthy. His struggles with control -- 4.6 BB/9 in 18 starts at Triple-A Nashville last season -- can be hidden in the bullpen if he can use his big velocity to rack up strikeouts.
Mark Rogers 'on board' with DL move
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers (shoulder) said he was "on board" with the team's decision to place him on the disabled list, according to MLB.com. Rogers said being on the disabled list will give him time to work on his lost velocity.
"Like we talked about before, I’m extremely confident my velocity will be back sooner rather than later," Rogers said. "It’s just a matter of continuing to get stronger and allowing myself the time to get there. I’m feeling better every day. I’m excited to have the opportunity to get stronger, and hopefully be back with the club when the 15 days are up. I just have to listen to my arm."
Mark Rogers moved to disabled list
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) The Brewers placed pitcher Mark Rogers on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder instability. The move is retroactive to Monday. Rogers struggled to build arm strength this spring, which resulted in a drop in his velocity during games and ultimately cost him a spot in the starting rotation. He finished with a 7.00 ERA and 12 walks over nine innings in Cactus League action.
Mark Rogers could start year on DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) The Brewers appear close to placing right-handed pitcher Mark Rogers on the 15-day disabled list to start the season, reports MLB.com. The team would like him to build arm strength and rediscover his velocity while on the shelf.
"Wednesday, we’ll have a better plan for what we’re going to do," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We know what we want to do, we talked to Mark this morning with Doug [Melvin, the team’s GM] and Gord [Ash, assistant GM] and I … Mark agrees. There’s no issues, which is a good thing. There’s not shoulder or elbow issues, it’s just building up arm strength. For some reason, some guys take longer. I don’t know why that is."
Although teams cannot shelve healthy players, the Brewers can call Rogers' injury fatigue or weakness.
"Whatever doesn’t allow your arm to perform at an obvious high level — there’s something there," Roenicke said. "He hasn’t got to the place where he needs to be to make an evaluation on him."
Mark Rogers' velocity still down
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers made his first Cactus League start since March 12 on Sunday against the Rockies. He allowed two runs on two hits over three innings of work. The right-hander also struck out two and walked two.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Rogers' fastball remained in the 86-89 mph range instead of the mid 90s he has shown in the past.
"He got through it fine," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Still, command is an issue. Velocity is an issue. He made some better pitches but still has to get better command over everything."
Mark Rogers out of rotation race
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers threw another round of live batting practice and hopes to be cleared for game action soon, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Rogers has dealt with a decrease in velocity this spring and posted a 7.04 ERA in three Cactus League starts. He has also walked 10 batters over six innings during exhibition play.
The concern surrounding Rogers also appears to have cost him a spot in the starting rotation as manager Ron Roenicke announced Tuesday that the group will consist of Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta, Chris Narveson and Mike Fiers. Roenicke added the alignment is subject to change.
Brewers craft plan for Mark Rogers
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Facing concerns of diminished velocity and command this spring, Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers completed a round of live batting practice against minor-league players Saturday in the hopes of regaining his composure.
Milwaukee skipped Rogers' latest turn in the rotation after he registered a 7.04 ERA and 10 walks in six innings over his first three Cactus League starts.
"They wanted me to be facing hitters instead of just throwing a 'pen, and it went really good," he told MLB.com about his 30-pitch session. "I feel much better. I don’t know if we have one more of those and then back to a game, or right to game."
Rogers, projected to occupy a spot in the rotation this season, went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts last year after being promoted in late July.
"I still have a little bit of time, and I feel better every day," the right-hander said. "I definitely had more life on the ball just now and threw harder. I’m going to continue to make progress. I’m not sure what the next step is, exactly."
Rangers beat up on Rogers
(3/12/2013) Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers did not last long in his Cactus League start against the Rangers on Tuesday. He allowed six runs (three earned) on three hits over 1 1/3 innings. Rogers also walked four and struck out one while seeing his spring ERA rise to 7.50. "I've been putting in the work," Rogers told MLB.com. "I've just got to continue to work through it. My last bullpen [session] was outstanding, probably my best of the spring, but I wasn't able to transfer it over. I've just got to get my consistency back. That will come with more repetitions."
Rogers wild again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Brewers starting pitcher Mark Rogers was unable to solve his control issues in his second start of the spring Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Rogers, who walked three batters in his previous start, did so again Thursday. He was able to last three innings this time out, thanks to five groundball outs. He surrenders two unearned runs in the outing, with no strikeouts.
Rogers wild in first outing
(2/24/2013) Brewers pitcher Mark Rogers was not his sharpest in his spring debut Sunday against the Indians. He allowed two runs on two hits with three walks over 1 2/3 innings. Rogers, who threw just six of his 21 pitches for strikes, is competing for a spot in the rotation this spring. "I wasn't free and easy like I have been in my bullpen sessions," Rogers said. "I just felt like I put a little too much pressure on myself trying to be perfect, rather than just going up there to throw the ball."