New Britain Bees sign former Brewers, Pirates infielder Rogers

Published on Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:00


NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Bees have added another former Major Leaguer to their roster.

On Thursday, the team announced the signing of infielder Jason Rogers following a trade with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

The 30-year-old spent parts of three seasons in the Majors as part of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015-15 and the Pittsburg Pirates in 2016. In 117 career big league games, Rogers owns a .258 average with four home runs and 18 RBI.

“Jason will be a great addition to this team,” Bees general manager Brad Smith said in a statement. “He brings a power bat to the lineup and has proven successful at many professional levels during his career.”

Rogers spent 2017 with the Indianapolis Indians, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate, appearing in 69 games and posting a .289 batting average with nine home runs, 34 RBI and 35 runs scored. He then went over to Japan to play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Japan Central League and appeared in 40 games where he hit .253 with five home runs and 23 RBI.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, New Britain Bees on Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:00. Updated: Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:11.