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Tigers' Jake Rogers: Resumes throwing
Rogers (elbow) recently started a throwing progression and is currently playing catch from up to 60 feet, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Rogers, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in September 2021, is aiming to be a full participant for spring training. He was already cleared for full hitting work shortly after the All-Star break this past season, but because he's regarded as a defense-first catcher, he wouldn't have offered much value as a designated hitter if the Tigers chose to activate him from the 60-day injured list. Expect the Tigers to reinstate him from the IL and tender him a 2023 contract before the Nov. 18 deadline, and if all goes well this offseason as he advances through his throwing progression, Rogers could be a candidate to make the Opening Day roster. With Tucker Barnhart becoming a free agent this winter, Eric Haase currently sits atop the Tigers' depth chart at catcher.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: May not play in 2022
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch admitted Tuesday that Rogers (elbow) has yet to be cleared for a rehab assignment and is running out of time to return from the 60-day injured list this season, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Rogers, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Sept. 8, 2021, resumed taking batting practice shortly after the All-Star break, but the 27-year-old catcher doesn't appear to be progressing as quickly as expected in his throwing program. As a defense-first backstop, Rogers wouldn't give the Tigers much value if he were only able to serve as a designated hitter, so he likely won't be a serious candidate for a late-season call-up unless he's able to catch.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Takes live BP
Rogers (elbow) took live batting practice Tuesday against rehabbing lefty Joey Wentz (shoulder) at the Tigers' spring training complex in Florida, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Rogers remains on track to come off the 60-day injured list at some point before the season ends, but resuming full catching work will be the final test he needs to pass in his rehab from last September's Tommy John surgery before the Tigers activate him. Even if he's not ready to catch within the next couple of weeks, the Tigers could still send him out on a minor-league rehab assignment to pick up at-bats as a designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Gearing up for late-season return
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that Rogers (elbow) is progressing toward a return and is expected to be activated from the 60-day injured list at some point this season, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. "He's ready to do most things on the field, except for the taxing part of throwing every single pitch as a catcher," Hinch said.
Rogers is on the mend from last September's Tommy John surgery, but because he's a position player, he'll face a shorter timeline for his recovery than a pitcher would. Hinch noted that at this stage, Rogers is further along with his hitting program than his throwing program, the latter of which he began March 7. The Tigers haven't outlined a target date for when the 27-year-old catcher might start a minor-league rehab assignment, but he's expected to need the full 20-day rehab window to get his timing back at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Placed on 60-day IL
Rogers (forearm) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Wednesday's move is simply procedural since the catcher is expected to miss most or all of the 2022 campaign after he underwent Tommy John surgery last September. He began a throwing program in early March, but it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action. Tucker Barnhart and Eric Haase are slated to begin the year as Detroit's top two catchers.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Starts throwing progression
Rogers (forearm) announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he has began a throwing program.
Due to MLB's ongoing lockout, Rogers is unable to take part in spring training, but the Tigers aren't counting on the 26-year-old to be ready to play until late in the season anyway -- if at all -- while he recovers from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last September. The fact that Rogers is playing catch again six months after surgery is a positive sign, but he'll still need to resume hitting in addition to increasing his throwing distance and velocity before he's even cleared to play in minor-league rehab games. With Rogers out of the mix for at least the next few months, the Tigers will turn to Tucker Barnhart and Eric Haase to handle catching duties.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
Rogers (forearm) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Manager A.J. Hinch indicated in late August that Rogers would likely miss the remainder of the season due to a right forearm strain, but it wasn't until Wednesday that it was revealed that the young backstop would require surgery. Rogers is now officially out for the remainder of the 2021 campaign, and he'll likely need most or all of the 2022 season to complete his rehab from the procedure. The 26-year-old appeared in 38 games prior to his injury and slashed .239/.306/.496 with six homers, 17 runs, 17 RBI and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Likely done for 2021
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Rogers (forearm) may not have time to return from the 60-day injured list before the end of the season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Rogers has been out since mid-July with a strained right forearm. Reports from mid-August indicated that he was approximately a month away from returning, but he evidently hasn't progressed quite as quickly as the Tigers had hoped. The team is now less optimistic that he'll play again this season, though he's yet to be officially shut down.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Could return in mid-September
Rogers (forearm) has a chance to return in mid-September, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Rogers will be eligible to return from the 60-day injured list Sept. 17, and it looks as though he may be healthy by that point. The Tigers hope he can begin a rehab assignment in approximately three weeks.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Moves to 60-day IL
The Tigers transferred Rogers (forearm) to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Recovering from a right forearm strain, Rogers will be eligible to return from the IL no sooner than Sept. 17. The catcher wasn't expected back until around that time, so the Tigers are able to free up a 40-man roster spot until he's healthy. More updates on Rogers and whether he'll play again in 2021 should become available as the season progresses into September.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Not yet throwing
Rogers (forearm) hasn't resumed throwing and remains several weeks away from making a return to full health, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. "We won't see him in the month of August. September at the earliest," manager A.J. Hinch said. " \We just hope there are no setbacks at this point. If we do anything that causes a setback between now and September, then we're talking about missing the rest of the year."
Sidelined since July 19 with a pronator teres strain in his right forearm, Rogers' promising campaign could be at risk of ending early if hits any snags in what's already been a slow-moving recovery process. Though the Tigers value Rogers mostly for his defensive work at catcher, he hit his stride at the plate in the month before landing on the 10-day injured list, slashing .296/.367/.611 over that stretch. Eric Haase and Grayson Greiner will continue to share the catching duties while Rogers remains on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Out longer than expected
Rogers (forearm) will need longer to recover than previously expected and will be shut down from baseball activities for the foreseeable future, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Rogers hit the injured list Monday with a pronator teres strain in his right forearm. Initial reports indicated he'd be out 2-to-3 weeks, but that timeline was apparently too optimistic. The Tigers do still hope he can return by the end of the season, but there's a chance his campaign is already done.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Likely out 2-to-3 weeks
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said after Monday's 14-0 win over the Rangers that Rogers will likely be out for 2-to-3 weeks after he was diagnosed with a pronator teres strain of his right forearm, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. "We hope it's going to be resolved in the next couple of weeks," Hinch said of Rogers' injury. "He's going to have a rest period here. ... Once we knew Jake was going to be down for a minimum 5-to-7 days, we made the decision to put him on the injured list. During the game, we got the update that it's probably going to be a few weeks, but hopefully not major."
Rogers was in Detroit's initial lineup as the starting catcher for the series opener, but he was scratched shortly before the contest when his arm was "bugging him" during pregame warmups, according to Hinch. He was sent in for medical tests shortly thereafter, which revealed the forearm strain. Detroit called up Grayson Greiner to take Rogers' spot on the active roster, and the combination of Greiner and Eric Haase will split time behind the dish while Rogers is on the mend.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Shifts to injured list
Rogers (arm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Rogers was scratched from Monday's starting nine with soreness in his right arm, and he'll now be out for at least the next 10 days. He doesn't have a timeline for his return since the severity of the issue remains unclear. Grayson Greiner was called up for catching depth while Eric Haase should take over as Detroit's top backstop.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Scratched from lineup
Rogers was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Rangers due to right arm soreness.
It's not yet clear whether Rogers could be available off the bench in Monday's series opener, but he'll be removed from the lineup due to his arm injury. Eric Haase will take over behind the dish while Isaac Paredes enters the lineup at third base.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Not starting nightcap Saturday
Rogers is on the bench for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
The 26-year-old went 1-for-2 with a double in the afternoon contest, raising his average to .239 on the season and .290 in his last 10 games. Eric Haase will catch and bat sixth Saturday evening.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Hammers clutch grand slam
Rogers went 1-for-2 with a grand slam, two walks and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-9 extra-inning loss to the Twins.
Rogers blasted a 421-foot grand slam to give Detroit a 9-8 lead in the ninth inning but the Twins would eventually walk it off in the 10th. The 26-year-old catcher is up to six homers on the year, including three over his last nine appearances. Rogers is sporting an impressive .791 OPS through 35 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Takes seat Saturday
Rogers is not starting Saturday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The 26-year-old went 0-for-2 with a walk Friday, dropping his average to .258 in his last nine games. Rogers has hit two homers and driven in four runs in that span. Eric Haase is starting behind the dish and batting cleanup Saturday.... See More ... See Less
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