Rodgers with the Fresno Grizzlies in 2016
|Houston Astros – No. 52|
|Born: September 17, 1990|
|September 3, 2016, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through June 5, 2019)
|Earned run average||15.53|
Rodgers was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 39th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft out of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas. He did not sign and played college baseball at Arizona State University. He ended his career with a 2.39 earned run average (ERA) which was the second lowest in school history behind Floyd Bannister.
The Houston Astros selected Rodgers in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft. He made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats. He pitched most of 2013 with the Lancaster JetHawks but also made one start for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks and Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks. Rodgers spent 2014 with Corpus Christi and made one start with Oklahoma City. In 2015 and 2016, he played for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. Rodgers won the 2016 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Award. Rodgers was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on September 2, 2016.
On March 15, 2017 he was optioned back to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. On May 2, 2017, Rodgers underwent Tommy John surgery, ending his 2017 season. He returned in 2018 to pitch for the Buies Creek Astros and Fresno. He opened the 2019 season with the Round Rock Express. On May 21, he was called up to the major league roster.
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