What to do with Mark Rogers? That's the quandary Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and pitching coach Rick Kranitz are mulling with the 27-year-old right-hander, who is out of minor-league options but has struggled mightily with his command and velocity this spring. Roenicke said Friday morning that Rogers is not slated to make another spring start, though that could change. Roenicke said he and Kranitz are trying to figure out the best way to get Rogers back on track. "He's going to probably throw a simulated game in the next (few) days," said Roenicke. "Then, we'll re-evaluate and see what we're going to do there. We've talked to him and want to figure out what's the next step to get him back to the guy we saw last September." Rogers has looked nothing like the pitcher who went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts with the Brewers late last season. In three exhibition outings, he is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA, with eight hits, 10 runs (five earned) and 10 walks allowed in six innings, and just one strikeout. Those numbers don't include a two-inning outing against Team Canada in which Rogers issued four walks. Making the situation even more puzzling is that Rogers' velocity has been way down from his usual norm of the mid 90s (mph).
Brewers face dilemma with Mark Rogers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Mar 16