Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Wednesday's loss to the Athletics. Rogers was called up from Norfolk after Tuesday's game and allowed five runs on four hits -- including three homers -- over 3.2 innings during his lone game with the team. The 24-year-old should resume his starting role with the Tides.
Rogers was called up from Triple-A Norfolk following Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The move comes as no surprise with the Orioles needing to bolster their pitching depth with Alex Cobb (back) moving to the injured list, though Rogers won't make the spot start Wednesday as earlier postulated. Dan Straily will instead get the starting nod, while Rogers could be used in long relief given Straily threw 44 pitches out of the bullpen Sunday.
Rogers was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk and could be called up to make a spot start for the Orioles on Wednesday against the A's, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Alex Cobb (lower-back strain) was placed on the injured list, and the O's need someone to make Cobb's scheduled start Wednesday. Rogers would likely be sent back to Triple-A after that start, as Baltimore can move to a five-man rotation once Dan Straily is able to get on turn until Cobb is activated. Rogers has posted bottom-of-the-scale strikeout rates at every stop in the upper levels of the minors.
Rogers (back) was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Rogers had a decent spring, finishing with a 4.24 ERA in 17 innings, though he struck out just seven batters. He's dealing with a tweaked back, though the fact that he was optioned rather than placed on the injured list may suggest that he's expected to return soon.
Rogers exited Thursday's game against the Pirates after tweaking his back, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Rogers apparently suffered the injury after his spike got awkwardly caught on the mound. The southpaw allowed one run on two walks in one inning prior to exiting. While his removal is being called precautionary, it could prematurely end his spring with just a few days left on the exhibition schedule. It's unclear if this injury will affect Rogers' bid for one of the team's final rotation spots.