Baltimore Orioles: Josh Rogers Will Replace David Hess In Starting Rotation
The Baltimore Orioles are making a change to their starting rotation after David Hess was roughed up yet again in his last start.
It’s been a rough year for Baltimore Orioles right-hander David Hess. In 14 appearances including 13 starts the 25-year-old has posted a 7.20 ERA and a record of 1-9.
At last, Brandon Hyde has decided to remove Hess from the rotation Rich Durbroff of Baltimore Baseball.com reported that the youngster will move to the bullpen.
Hess has not pitched since allowing four runs to the Blue Jays in the Orioles loss Wednesday night. Thus, as reported he will be available out of the bullpen starting today.
The other big news with this report is that Josh Rogers will slide into the rotation to replace Hess. Rogers was one of three pitchers the Orioles acquired from the New York Yankees in last season’s Zack Britton trade.
The 24-year-old was just recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and Friday came in and impressed throwing 4.1 innings of relief allowing just two runs in a blowout loss to the Red Sox.
Despite the quality outing last night, 2019 has been a struggle for Rogers. His only previous major league appearance this season came back April 10th against the Oakland A’s. In that outing, he allowed five runs in 3.2 innings of relief.
With the Norfolk Tides Rogers made 11 starts and posted an 8.51 ERA with opposing hitters batting .357 against him.
Though 2019 has been rough Rogers did impress in Norfolk after last season’s trade. He posted a 2.08 ERA in five starts which earned him three big league starts at the end of last season.
Thus, there’s potential for Rogers to be a decent big league starter. Now he will get his chance to prove it by turning around a rough 2019 and eating innings for the Orioles.
Rogers will make his first start 2019 with the Baltimore Orioles next Wednesday in Oakland against the A’s.