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Rotowire: Mar 5 / 12:23p ET
News: Rogers pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one, Thursday in a spring-training game against the Pirates.
Impact: Rogers was told to prepare for spring training as a starter, so while he likely will start the season out of the bullpen, the club will evaluate his spring performance with both possibilities in mind. The Yankees have mentioned the idea of toying with a six-man rotation during long stretches of consecutive games, so Rogers could be used as the sixth starter in that scenario.
Rotowire: Feb 7 / 9:49a ET
News: Rogers will prepare for spring training as a starter, the Westchester Journal News reports.
Impact: He's not expected to be a member of the Yankees' rotation, but the lack of organizational depth in the upper levels of the system has prompted the organization to have Rogers and Adam Warren stretch out as potential sixth starters if one of the team's five projected regulars go down with an injury. Most likely, Rogers will end up in the bullpen in some capacity, perhaps as the team's long reliever.