Taylor Rogers

Position: LHP
Born: 12/17/1990
Height: 6'3
Weight: 170
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 11th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Went 11-12 with a 3.98 ERA in 28 games, including two complete games, at Rochester (Triple-A), striking out 126, walking 44 and allowing 190 hits in 174 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Rochester April 13 when closer Glen Perkins went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 4/14/2016

Debut Details
April 14, in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox. The last of four pitchers on the night for the Twins, he came on in relief of Trevor May with one out in the ninth inning and allowed a lone hit in two-thirds of a scoreless inning. After inducing a groundout from Jerry Sands, he allowed a two-out single to right by Tyler Saladino but popped out Adam Eaton to end the inning. He threw 11 pitches, six of them for strikes.

Player Notes
If not ironic per se (ask Alanis Morissette about this), it’s definitely a cool note that the newest member of the Twins happens to have a twin brother who is also climbing the minor league ranks. His “mirror twin,” right-hander Tyler, pitches in the Giants’ organization. Rogers ranked second in the minors in innings pitched in 2015 and had posted a combined 3.27 ERA in his four pro seasons coming into 2016. A confirmed workhorse, he was 11-6 with a 3.29 ERA at New Britain (Double-A) in 2014, striking out 113 and walking just 37 in 145 IP, while allowing 150 hits.