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Rogers unavailable ahead of first start Friday

Rogers unavailable ahead of first start Friday

MILWAUKEE -- Though they would have liked to get him another relief appearance, Brewers pitching prospect Mark Rogers' next appearance will be his Friday start.

Rogers threw a side session in the bullpen Sunday, and is scheduled for another Tuesday in preparation for his first career start. As a result, he's unavailable out of the bullpen this week.

"I was kind of hoping to get him in one more game," manager Ken Macha said. "But [pitching coach] Rick [Peterson] said that he felt that [Rogers] could benefit more from doing two sides days than getting an inning in."

Rogers is scheduled to start Friday in the Brewers' second of four games against the Marlins. If everything goes according to plan with that start, Rogers could start a second time on the road against the Mets or Reds.

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