Rogers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners. Rogers is just getting some maintenance for the afternoon contest after logging all nine innings behind the dish and going 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 win. Backup John Hicks will handle catching duties in the series finale.
Rogers went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-6 loss to the Mariners. Rogers is batting just .194 through his first 11 MLB games, but he does have a solid .854 OPS, thanks in large part to the four home runs and seven walks he's picked up. The 24-year-old is Detroit's catcher of the future, and with the Tigers now sitting at 35-81, he should continue to receive ample playing time the rest of the way as the team turns its attention to next season.
Rogers is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Royals. Rogers will get a breather after starting the first two games of the series, with John Hicks taking over Sunday. The 24-year-old Rogers is slashing .182/.308/.455 with three home runs through his first 10 games of MLB action, and the rebuilding Tigers will likely continue to give him plenty of playing time the rest of the season.
Rogers is not in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Rogers went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, the second of his career, in the afternoon contest. John Hicks gets the nod behind the plate for the evening game.
Rogers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. John Hicks will handle the catching duties for Detroit while Rogers rests for the first time in five games since he was promoted from Triple-A Toledo. After opening his big-league career with three hits and two walks over his first two contests, Rogers turned in back-to-back hitless performances, striking out four times across eight at-bats.
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