Former No. 1 pick Rogers progressing

Brewers skipper Ken Macha dropped a promising little nugget of news during his morning session with reporters. Mark Rogers, the former first-round Draft pick who hasn’t pitched in a game in two years, faced hitters this week at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Macha said Rogers appeared, “a little tentative,” but that’s not all too surprising given his long layoff because of shoulder woes. I’m hoping to chat with Mark after the workout today to see how it felt being back on the mound.

Same schedule for the Brewers against today: Stretch, station-to-station fundamental work, then live batting practice between pitchers and hitters. Few of the big league hitters are even swinging the bat because they prefer to track pitches during these early sessions to get back their timing.

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