(NEWS CENTER)-- Another bad break for Maine's own Mark Rogers. The Mount Ararat High School graduate and first round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers has had an injury setback.
The Brewers have recalled Rogers from his minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Huntsville. Rogers began the season on the 15-day DL after suffering both command issues and a loss of velocity in spring training. His condition was described as shoulder instability. After being deemed ready to pitch, the 27-year-old Rogers was assigned to Huntsville. He struggled there in five outings, the last of which lasted only nine pitches this past Tuesday night. After allowing a home run and walk, Rogers complained of tingling in his arm and was removed from the game.
The Brewers announced that Rogers was returning to Phoenix for further testing. He remains on the DL. He has been plagued by injuries since being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft right out of high school. He missed the 2007 and 2008 seasons while recovering from a pair of shoulder surgeries and missed much of 2011 with carpel tunnel syndrome in both wrists that also required surgery. Rogers finally appeared on track last year and made 7 starts for the Brewers in the Majors.. He went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA, and had 41 strikeouts in 39 innings.