Tag: Jason Rogers

Jason Rogers Officially Agrees to Terms with Japanese Team

INDIANAPOLIS — Jason Rogers is leaving the Pirates organization and has agreed to terms to play for the Hanshin Tigers in the Central League in Japan. Rogers previously confirmed on Wednesday that he was in negotiations to play for Hanshin, but no contract had yet been finalized. And there was no timeline either: he might […]
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Jason Rogers in Negotiations With a Japanese Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Jason Rogers may soon be leaving the Pirates organization to play in Japan, though, a contract has not yet been officially signed. A first baseman/designated hitter with Triple-A Indianapolis, Rogers is in negotiations with the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League. Multiple Japanese news outlets have reported Rogers will sign with the club […]
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Jason Rogers is Looking More Like the Player the Pirates Traded...

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the secrets that plays into Jason Rogers’ success this month would not be easy to guess. A new swing? Nope, no drastic changes there. A new routine in the batter’s box? No, he does the same amount taps of his bat on home plate prior to every pitch that he has […]
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Pirates Option Steven Brault and Gift Ngoepe, Reassign Jason Rogers

The Pittsburgh Pirates made three more cuts on Tuesday in addition to the Josh Lindblom move earlier. They optioned pitcher Steven Brault and shortstop Gift Ngoepe to Indianapolis, while reassigning first baseman Jason Rogers to minor league camp. These moves now leave 33 players on the active Spring Training roster, with six days until Opening […]
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Winter Leagues: Final Recap for the Remaining Pittsburgh Pirates

Winter ball action has still be going on over the past nine days since our last article. Five players from the Pirates saw action during the past week, with three of them seeing their winter season end, while the other two will continue on in the playoffs. In case you missed it last Sunday, I […]
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Winter League Results Provided Very Few Highlights for the Pirates

The winter league season is winding down, so now is a good time to recap the action. Only five players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in action and that number will drop very soon. You’ll probably get one more winter recap article next weekend, but that won’t drastically change any of the season performances […]
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Winter Leagues: Nefi Ogando Pitches Well in Dominican Playoffs

Five days worth of winter league action covered below. The five players mentioned here are the last five Pittsburgh Pirates still playing winter ball. Monday In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar played the last two innings on defense in left field without getting an at-bat. In the Dominican, Nefi Ogando returned from the winter mini-camp in Bradenton […]
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Winter Leagues: Week in Review Highlighted by Eury Perez Home Run

With a few players seeing their season end last weekend, and Jose Osuna attending the Pirates mini-camp in Bradenton, the action in winter ball has been very light this week. There won’t be much going on unless some players of note return to action, so there might only be a couple more winter articles left. […]
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Winter Leagues: Osuna, Rogers and Perez are Off to Strong Starts...

In Colombia on Thursday, the regular season wrapped up for 16-year-old shortstop Francisco Acuna and center fielder Sandy Santos. Acuna went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt in the last game. He finished his season with a .233/.327/.326 slash line in 15 games. The team put up a .655 OPS, so he was just two points […]
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Jason Rogers Sent Outright to Indianapolis

Infielder Jason Rogers has cleared waivers and he has been sent outright to Indianapolis. Rogers was designated for assignment on December 23rd when the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up pitcher Nefi Ogando off waivers from the Miami Marlins. Rogers was used sparingly by the Pirates in 2016 after being acquired in the off-season for Keon Broxton […]
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