Surgery likely for Rogers
Former Brewers first-round Draft pick Mark Rogers returned to the disabled list on Tuesday and will likely need surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in his right wrist.
Rogers, who had been pitching at Class A Brevard County, is scheduled to visit Dr. Don Sheridan, the Brewers’ hand specialist, in Phoenix on Friday.
Sheridan will make the final determination about surgery, but Rogers and the Brewers have known all along that a procedure would be required to release the symptoms that have bothered Rogers since May. Rogers was hoping to delay surgery until after the season, but was shut down again after allowing five earned runs on six hits and three walks in three innings on Saturday.
Rogers, 25, was the fifth overall pick in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft but has been dogged by arm injuries during his career. He appeared to get back on track in 2010, when Rogers rose all the way to the Majors, and he entered 2011 as the Brewers’ consensus top pitching prospect.
A minor Spring Training shoulder setback cost Rogers a chance to make the Opening Day roster, and the wrist issue has further marred another lost season. Rogers, who will turn 26 in January, is expected to be back to 100 percent well before the start of Spring Training.
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