Mark Rogers was sent to AAA Nashville, as Ron Roenicke thinks he won't be prepared for the starting roll in time for the first week of baseball. What he made clear is that Rogers' progress is a bit slower than all the others that are vying for the final roster spot in the pitching rotation. Roenicke was specific when he said that Rodgers is pretty much a one inning guy right now.
Mark Rogers Nagged by Shoulder Problems
Since being drafted six years ago, Rogers has struggled through shoulder issues. His progress has been very slow. Yes, he gave up a ding-dong on March 14, lasting only one inning. That outing had nothing to do with this decision.