Mark Rogers (baseball)
Long Island Ducks – No. 37
January 30, 1986 |
|September 10, 2010 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||3.49|
Mark Elliot Rogers (born January 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He made his Major League Baseball debut for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010.
He was drafted by Milwaukee as the 5th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2004 amateur entry draft out of Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine, where he was coached by Bob Neron. In 2004, he played for the Rookie league Arizona Brewers. He was promoted to the Class A West Virginia Power in 2005. Rogers split the 2006 season between Arizona and the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees.
In July 2006, Rogers injured his right shoulder and underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum. In June 2007, he had scar tissue removed as a result of the first surgery. After rehabbing for the entire 2008 season, Rogers returned to the field for Brevard County in 2009. Rogers played the majority of the 2010 season with the Double-A Huntsville Stars, but also played one game for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. On September 10, he was recalled by the Brewers, making his major league debut in that evening's game.
On August 19, 2011, Major League Baseball announced that Rogers had been suspended for 25 games "due to a second positive test for a stimulant in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program".
On November 26, 2012, Rogers' Mt. Ararat jersey number, 8, was retired in a ceremony involving the current student body, including baseball extraordinaire Ryan Lathrop, whose was number 7 on the Varsity 2012 team.
Rogers had a productive stint in the majors during his call-up. He went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA, striking out 41 batters in 39 innings.
Rogers signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners on January 24, 2014. He was released in May after just 2 games in AAA. He then signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and was released on March 31.
Mark Rogers is a power pitcher with a four-pitch mix including of a mid-90s four-seam fastball, a mid-80s slider and change-up, and an upper-70s curveball. Rogers has had control problems over the course of his career, but is still able to strikeout more than a batter per inning.
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- Todd, Jeff (March 31, 2015). "Released: Bello, Herndon, Accardo, Rodriguez, Rogers". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Brewerfan.net profile