When the Rockies placed Esmil Rogers on the disabled list on May, it was expected that the teams would be without his services for half of the month, but now it could be a much longer wait. On Tuesday night, Rogers had an MRI on his right shoulder because he felt an odd pain while throwing earlier in the day.
Rogers was 3-1 in four starts with a 7.66 ERA before he went on the DL. He had trouble finding the strike zone as he walked 13 and struck out 15 in 22.1 innings. After a dominating start in Pittsburgh (7.1 IP, 7 K, 1 R) on April 7, Rogers has been unable to make it through six complete innings in his other three starts. He allowed four runs in a one-inning relief appearance.
Clayton Mortensen will continue to be a part of the Rockies' rotation for the moment. He will make his next start on Tuesday against the Giants.
Also making news on Tuesday, injured third baseman Ty Wigginton will go on rehab assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Wednesday and could return to the team on Saturday. Wigginton will be another option for manager Jim Tracy to use at third base, as Jose Lopez and Ian Stewart continue to not hit. Wigginton, though, is hitting .233 with a .692 OPS in 20 games.