Rogers went 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, two RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Mariners.
Rogers took Justus Sheffield yard in the second inning. It was his second homer in as many games and third of the season. Five frames later, he tripled in his second RBI of the game. Rogers should continue to get periodic playing time so long as Grayson Greiner (hamstring) and Wilson Ramos (back) remain sidelined.
Rogers went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two total runs scored in Wednesday's 9-6 extra-innings loss to Seattle.
The catcher went deep in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Chris Flexen for his second homer of the year. Rogers is slashing .225/.295/.400 with four RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base in 45 plate appearances. He'll continue to split time behind the dish with Eric Haase until one of Wilson Ramos (back) or Grayson Greiner (hamstring) is ready to return.
Rogers is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Rogers is not in the starting nine for the third time in five games. Eric Haase will get the start behind the dish and bat fifth.
Rogers is not in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Rogers will get a breather Friday as Eric Haase takes over behind the dish to catch Spencer Turnbull.
Rogers isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Rogers will be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games after he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Monday. Eric Haase will start behind the plate and bat sixth.
Rogers isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
Rogers has gone 0-for-10 with a walk and four strikeouts in his last four appearances and will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Eric Haase will start behind the plate and bat sixth.
Rogers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Rogers will cede catching duties to Eric Haase in the series finale after starting in three of the Tigers' last four games. The 26-year-old Rogers looks like he could be the Tigers' primary option behind the plate while Wilson Ramos (back) and Grayson Greiner (hamstring) are on the injured list.
Rogers will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against Cleveland.
The Tigers appear to view Rogers as their primary option at catcher ahead of Eric Haase while the top two options at the position -- Wilson Ramos (back) and Grayson Greiner (hamstring) -- are both on the 10-day injured list. Rogers will be behind the plate Wednesday for the third time in four games.
Rogers is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Royals.
Wilson Ramos will serve as the designated hitter Sunday, opening up catching duties for Rogers with Eric Haase taking left field. The Tigers will likely tread carefully with the 33-year-old Ramos, so Rogers should see a little bit of playing time moving forward, but he probably won't be in the lineup enough to warrant much attention in standard leagues.
Rogers went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Royals.
Rogers batted ninth but still found a way to contribute to the Detroit victory. This was the 26-year-old's first game action since Monday, which is also when Wilson Ramos (back) returned from the injured list. With Ramos active, Rogers is unlikely to play enough to warrant fantasy attention, though the Tigers could give him more playing time if they fully fall out of contention.
Rogers is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs.
Rogers drew the start behind the dish Friday night and delivered a solo home run. However, he'll give way to Eric Haase, who is hitting seventh while starting behind the plate Saturday.
Rogers went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
He went back-to-back with Robbie Grossman in the sixth inning to spoil the Cubs' shutout bid. It was Rogers' first homer of the year, and the 26-year-old could provide some short-term fantasy value while Wilson Ramos (back) and Grayson Greiner (hamstring) remain sidelined.
Rogers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Eric Haase will step in behind the dish in place of Rogers, who appears to have temporarily seized hold of the No. 1 catcher role in Detroit. However, Wilson Ramos (back) is expected to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible Monday, so Rogers' run atop the depth chart will likely be short-lived.
Rogers will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Royals.
With Grayson Greiner (hamstring) joining Wilson Ramos (back) on the 10-day injured list, Rogers looks poised to serve as the Tigers' top backstop in the interim. Rogers' reign atop the depth chart is expected to last less than a week, as Ramos appears on track to return from the IL when first eligible next Monday.
Rogers was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
The 26-year-old lost the backup job in spring training to Grayson Greiner, but he'll head to the majors Friday with starter Wilson Ramos (back) landing on the injured list. Greiner likely will take over primary duties behind the plate, but Rogers should see occasional opportunities until Ramos can return.
Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
Rogers was battling Grayson Greiner for the backup job behind Wilson Ramos but will wind up losing the contest. Rogers didn't get into a big-league game last season and produced a .125/.222/.259 slash line in his 35-game debut in 2019.
Rogers is just 2-for-18 with nine strikeouts in Grapefruit League play.
Manager A.J. Hinch previously said defense will be the key to Rogers securing the backup catcher role behind Wilson Ramos, but the organization would certainly like to see a little more offense than this. Rogers struggled when he made his MLB debut back in 2019, posting a .125/.222/.259 slash line with 51 strikeouts across 112 at-bats. Until he cuts down on the whiffs, he'll likely continue to post subpar offensive numbers.
Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said Rogers' performance behind the plate will determine his playing time more than his bat, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
"I want him to know that he will lose playing time or lose his spot on this roster more because of what he does on defense," Hinch said. "We have to continue to encourage and get the most out of him defensively. That's his No. 1 priority." Rogers struggled to a .125/.222/.259 line during his 35 games in the majors in 2019, but Hinch's comments indicate that he's looking for a strong defensive catcher as a backup to Wilson Ramos and can live with some hiccups at the plate. Rogers and Grayson Greiner figure to battle for that reserve role this spring, with Greiner the presumed early favorite as the more veteran player.
Rogers and Grayson Greiner will likely compete this spring to serve as the backup catcher in Detroit behind new addition Wilson Ramos, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The Tigers signed Ramos to a one-year deal in January, and although the veteran had a down 2020 campaign, he is set to serve as the top backstop in Detroit. That leaves Rogers to battle with Greiner, unless the team opts to carry three catchers, which seems unlikely at this point. Rogers didn't make an appearance for the Tigers last year, but he did play in 35 games in 2019, slashing .125/.222/.259 with four home runs.
Rogers was reassigned to the Tigers' alternate training site Monday.
Both Rogers and Eric Haase were sent to the alternate site in Toledo, which clears the way for Austin Romine and Grayson Greiner to break summer camp on the active roster. Rogers could have a role on the team's three-player taxi squad for road games, as one spot needs to be used on a catcher, but the 25-year-old is otherwise on the outside looking in at the moment.
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|2017||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||27||102||17||26||7||1||6||15||9||28||1||0||.255||.336||.520|
|2017||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||83||313||43||83||18||3||12||55||44||72||13||8||.265||.357||.457|
|2017||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||2||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||.143||.250||.143|
|2019||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||48||166||29||37||10||1||9||31||18||53||0||0||.223||.321||.458|