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Top Jake Rogers News

  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Avoids arbitration

    Rogers and the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal Thursday to avoid arbitration, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The 28-year-old backstop slashed .221/.286/.444 with 21 home runs and a 32.3 percent strikeout rate in 107 games last year. He is a career .205 hitter, but Rogers grades out well as a defensive catcher, so he should continue to play a sizable role for the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: On bench Saturday

    Rogers is not in the lineup Saturday against the Guardians.

    Rogers will sit in the penultimate game of the season after going 2-for-4 against the Guardians on Friday. Barring an appearance off the bench, he will finish with a slash line of .297/.531/.849 and five home runs in September. Carson Kelly will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Pops 21st home run

    Rogers went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's suspended game against the Royals, which resumed Thursday.

    Rogers hit his 21st home run of the season in the eighth inning as he continues to increase his career-best total. He came into the year with 10 total long balls in his first two MLB campaigns. Heading into 2024, Rogers has established some fantasy value due to his power potential and his role as Detroit's top catcher, though his upside is capped due to his high strikeout rate and perennially low batting average.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Sitting Thursday

    Rogers isn't in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against Kansas City.

    Rogers will get a breather Thursday after going 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in his previous game. Carson Kelly will get the nod behind the dish and bat eighth while Rogers is out.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Rogers is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's tilt versus the Royals, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    He has now yielded to Carson Kelly in four of the last six contests. September has been one of Rogers' best offensive months to this point, as he's put up an .810 OPS with four home runs.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: On bench again Saturday

    Rogers is not in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Rogers gets back-to-back days off after going 0-for-4 during Thursday's win over Oakland. Carson Kelly will start behind the dish in his place and will bat eighth.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Sitting Friday

    Rogers isn't in the Tigers' lineup Friday against the Athletics.

    Rogers will get a day off Friday after going 0-for-4 during Thursday's win over Oakland. Carson Kelly will start behind the plate in Rogers' place and bat eighth.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Takes seat Wednesday

    Rogers is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Carson Kelly will start at catcher and bat ninth for the visiting Tigers. Rogers went 2-for-8 with a homer and three RBI across the first two games of the three-game series.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Goes yard again

    Rogers went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers.

    Rogers' fifth-inning blast was all the run production the Tigers could muster against Lance Lynn and the Dodgers' bullpen. With four homers over his last three games, Rogers is locked in at the plate -- he's also hit safely in his last six contests. He's the eighth catcher to reach the 20-homer mark this season, doubling his total from the last two years combined. The 28-year-old is slashing .221/.288/.451 with 47 RBI, 46 runs scored and a stolen base through 100 contests.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Swats two homers Sunday

    Rogers went 2-for-3 with two home runs, a walk and four RBI in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

    Rogers was the engine for the Tigers' offense in this game, hitting a solo shot in the second inning and a three-run blast a frame later. The catcher has hit safely in his last five games, going 9-for-19 (.474) with three homers and five RBI in that span. While it's a short stretch of success, it's some of his best work this season -- he's slashing .220/.289/.444 with 19 homers, 44 RBI, 45 runs scored and one stolen base through 99 contests overall.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Goes deep in win

    Rogers went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Friday's win against the Angels.

    Rogers' 17th homer of the year was a solo shot in the sixth inning Friday. It was his first extra-base hit since he homered against the Yankees on Aug. 30. Over his last 17 appearances, Rogers owns a .720 OPS with three homers and nine runs scored. His season slash line is up to .216/.283/.422 with 28 extra-base hits.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Resting Saturday

    Rogers is not in Saturday's lineup against the Angels.

    Rogers had started six of the team's last eight games, and he had eight hits across 24 at-bats in that span. He'll get a routine day of rest with Carson Kelly taking over behind the dish while hitting eighth.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: On bench Wednesday

    Rogers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

    Rogers is 4-for-21 with 10 strikeouts in his past six games, and he'll take a seat for Wednesday's contest. Carson Kelly will step in behind the plate to catch for Matt Manning.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Gets rest Sunday

    Rogers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    He'll be getting a routine breather for the day game after he started behind the dish in both of the past two contests while going 3-for-9 with an RBI and a run. Carson Kelly will form a battery with starting pitcher Tarik Skubal in the series finale.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Launches 16th home run

    Rogers went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Rogers went deep in the third inning, giving him 16 home runs for the season. The catcher has been struggling this month with just a .172 batting average, though he has gone deep four times in 20 games. Rogers also has a pretty firm grip on the starting job behind the plate with Eric Haase no longer around. Carson Kelly was signed as a depth option but doesn't offer much of a threat to cut into Rogers' playing time.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Resting for day game

    Rogers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

    After missing the first two games of the series with a minor hand injury, Rogers returned to the lineup Wednesday and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Tigers' 6-2 loss. Rogers isn't believed to have suffered a setback with the hand injury Wednesday, so his absence from the lineup Thursday looks to be maintenance-related as the Tigers and Yankees wrap up their series with a day game after a night game.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Returns to lineup

    Rogers (hand) will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday versus the Yankees in his return to the lineup, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Rogers has dealt with a minor hand issue recently, though he had been available off the bench the past two days. He will catch for starting pitcher Brendan White in Wednesday's contest while Carson Kelly retreats to the bench.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Available despite hand issue

    Rogers is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees due to left hand inflammation, though he's expected to be available off the bench, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    It's the second straight absence for Rogers, who suffered the injury last week when his hand was struck on a player where he found guilty of catcher's interference. It doesn't appear to be a serious concern, and the 28-year-old could rejoin the starting nine within the next couple of days. Carson Kelly is receiving his second straight start behind the plate Tuesday for Detroit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Canyon, TX
Age: 28
School: Tulane
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R