MILWAUKEE -- Mark Rogers has had plenty of seasons end or fail to begin at all because of injuries.
It's hard to blame the right-hander for being a bit agitated when the Brewers decided to shut him down following his Aug. 31 start last season. With his team in the playoff race, Rogers wanted to keep contributing to the cause. It's also hard to disagree with the decision the team made.
Its former prized prospect was finally healthy and pitching well at the big league level. The Brewers saw no need to risk it all and push his innings past 134 13 after he tossed just 44 the year before.
"I wanted to pitch, that's for sure," said Rogers, 27. "I definitely wanted to pitch. I also appreciate them understanding my history and wanting me to be 100 percent prepared for this season. I've taken that very seriously, and I want to make sure I am 100 percent ready to rock and roll this season."
Called up on July 29 to replace the traded Zack Greinke in Milwaukee's rotation, Rogers was getting wha...