Brian Alan Rogers...Is a 2000 graduate of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA...Also pitched three seasons at Georgia Southern University...Went 5-1 with a 5.11 ERA (56.1ip/32er) and two saves in 29 games as a freshman in 2001...Compiled a 7-4 record during his sophomore season and went 3-8 with a 6.12 ERA (75.0ip/51er) and 93 strikeouts in 20 games (15 starts) as a junior in 2003.2006Spent time with four different teams, ending the season in the major leagues with Pittsburgh...Went 4-3 with three saves and a 2.12 ERA in 46 minor league appearances...Walked just 16 batters in 68.0 innings of work...Began season with Erie (Tigers' AA)...Earned lone save with SeaWolves on 4/11 at Altoona...Was scored upon just once in his first 10 games thru the month of April (19.1ip/1er - 0.47 ERA)...Tossed season-high 3.2 innings on 4/25 at Bowie...Won first three decisions before suffering losses in back-to-back outings on 7/4 vs. Akron and 7/7 vs. Altoona...Struck out five of the seven batters he faced on 6/16 vs. Harrisburg...Was acquired by Pittsburgh organization on 7/31 and was assigned to Altoona (AA)...Made just two appearances with the Curve, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings on 8/3 at Harrisburg and earning a save with 2.0 scoreless frames on 8/7 vs. Connecticut...Was promoted to Indianapolis (AAA) on 8/12...Retired all six batters he faced and picked up win in Triple-A debut on 8/13 at Charlotte...Earned save on 8/19 vs. Richmond...Made six straight scoreless outings (7.2ip) before surrendering walk-off home run in 2-1 loss at Columbus in final outing (0.2ip/1r) on 8/27...Had contract purchased by Pittsburgh on 8/28...Tossed a scoreless inning in major league debut on 9/1 at St. Louis...Allowed four runs while not retiring any of the four batters he faced in 9/8 contest at Cincinnati...Was scored upon just once in his final three appearances (3.1ip/1er)...Allowed two of his four inherited runners to score...Was not involved in a save situation and did not receive a plate appearance...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (7.2ip/2h) in six relief appearances with Grand Canyon.2005Spent entire season with Lakeland (Tigers' A)...Ranked second on team in appearances and held opponents to a .212 batting average...Was scored upon in 11 of his 52 appearances and surrendered just two home runs (8/12 and 8/30)...Was scored upon just once in his first 14 outings thru 5/9 (17.2ip/1er - 0.51 ERA)...Picked up first professional save on 5/17 vs. Vero Beach. ...Pitched a season-high 2.2 innings of relief on 7/23 at Tampa (game two)...Earned second save on 7/26 at Brevard County...Posted a 0.47 ERA (19.1ip/1er) in 12 games during the month of July and was scored upon just once in 15-game stretch from 7/1 thru 8/12 (23.2ip/1er - 0.38 ERA)...Made lone start on 8/25 at Sarasota (4.0ip/3h/1r/1er/1bb/6so).2004Spent last full season as a starting pitcher with West Michigan (Tigers' A)...Shared club lead in strikeouts...Lost first three
decisions...Tossed 7.1 scoreless innings and picked up first win on 5/13 @Fort Wayne...Struck out season-high 10 batters on 5/31
@Beloit (game one)...Went 4-1 with a 3.34 ERA (32.1ip/12er) in a six-game stretch from 7/23 to 8/19...Pitched 5.0 scoreless frames
while picking up final victory on 8/19 vs. Beloit...Surrendered 14 hits and nine runs (eight earned) in loss vs. Lansing on 8/30...Went
0-3 with a 9.42 ERA in his last three starts (14.1ip/15er).2003Spent first professional season with Oneonta, Detroit's entry in the New York-Penn League, after being selected by the
Tigers in the 11th round of the June draft...Ranked second among NYPL starters with 10.48 strikeouts per 9.0ip...Went 3-1 with a
2.91 ERA in six starts during the month of August, ranking second in the league with 39 strikeouts...Tossed season-high 8.0 innings
on 8/18 vs. Vermont and whiffed season-high nine batters in final start on 8/30 vs. Staten Island (game one).