PHOENIX (AP) -- A healthy Mark Rogers could be a big boost to a Milwaukee Brewers rotation that has three openings at the moment.
Rogers, a 2004 first-round pick, had right wrist surgery in 2011 to repair carpal tunnel syndrome. He missed the entire 2007-08 seasons with two shoulder operations.
"The injury stuff is years ago now," Rogers said Wednesday. "I feel great. My arm has never felt better. I'm excited about this year. Now is the time. It's been a long time coming, but it makes it all that more rewarding to have this opportunity in front of me. It makes me work that much harder to maintain my spot."
Rogers went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts after he was called up from the minors in late July to replace Zack Greinke, who was traded to the Los Angeles Angels.
"I think last year was a good stepping stone on where I want to be this year as far as experience and get a little time under my belt, knowing what you need to do to prepare to pitch in the big leagues," Rogers s...