Josh Rogers
Rogers with the Orioles in 2019
Washington Nationals – No. 13
Born: (1994-07-10) July 10, 1994 (age 27)
New Albany, Indiana
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 28, 2018, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record3–5
Earned run average5.55

Joshua Cole Rogers (born July 10, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Baltimore Orioles.



Rogers attended New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana and played college baseball at the University of Louisville.[1][2] In 2014 and 2015, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3][4]

New York Yankees

He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[5][6]

Rogers made his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees and was promoted to the Charleston RiverDogs after three games. In 13.1 innings pitched between both teams, he posted a 4.05 ERA. He pitched 2016 with Charleston and the Tampa Yankees, posting a combined 12-6 record and 2.38 ERA in 24 games started between the two clubs, and 2017 with both Tampa and the Trenton Thunder, pitching to a combined 8-5 record and 3.24 ERA between both teams.[7] He began 2018 with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League.

Baltimore Orioles

On July 24, 2018, the Yankees traded Rogers, Dillon Tate, and Cody Carroll to the Baltimore Orioles for Zach Britton.[8] The Orioles assigned him to the Norfolk Tides of the Class AAA International League.[9] In 24 starts between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Norfolk, he was 8-9 with a 3.54 ERA.[10]

Baltimore promoted Rogers to the major leagues on August 28, 2018, and he made his major league debut that same night.[11] He made three starts for the Orioles, going 1-2 with an 8.49 ERA. On July 3, 2019, Rogers underwent Tommy John surgery.[12] He was outrighted off the Orioles roster on October 30, 2019.[13] Rogers did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[14]

In 2021, Rogers went 0-3 with a 7.79 ERA in 4 appearances for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides before he was released by the Orioles organization on May 31, 2021.[15]

Washington Nationals

On June 4, 2021, Rogers signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals organization.[16] The Nationals selected Rogers' contract on September 4, 2021, calling him up as the 29th man in a doubleheader against the New York Mets.[17] He made his debut the same day and pitched 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts.[18]


  1. ^ "Q&A with New Albany's Josh Rogers - Bulldogs' ace planning to lead with his left". March 29, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  2. ^ HARRIS, KEVIN. "PRO BASEBALL: Rogers expected to sign with Yankees today". Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "#18 Josh Rogers - Profile". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Josh Rogers - Profile". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  5. ^ MENGELT, GREG. "Rogers selected in 11th round by Yankees". Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "U of L's Rogers to sign with the Yankees". Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Josh Rogers Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  8. ^ Randhawa, Manny (May 24, 2018). "Yankees acquire Zach Britton from Orioles". Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rogers shines in debut for Tides". July 29, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Josh Rogers Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Josh Rogers is the Orioles' latest attempt to fill their left-handed void in starting rotation".
  12. ^ "Orioles' Josh Rogers Undergoes Tommy John Surgery".
  13. ^ Jon Meoli (October 30, 2019). "Orioles claim infielder Pat Valaika off waivers from Rockies; outright four pitchers to Triple-A Norfolk". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "2020 Minor League Season Canceled".
  15. ^ "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/31/21".
  16. ^ "Nationals Sign Josh Rogers to Minor League Deal".
  17. ^ Zencka, TC (September 4, 2021). "Nationals Select Josh Rogers". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  18. ^ "Out of MLB since '19, Rogers gets W in return". Retrieved 2021-09-05.