Collects first hits of spring Rodgers went 2-for-3 with one home run and two RBI on Thursday against the Mariners.
Impact Rodgers entered the game hitless in four exhibition at-bats. However, he ended any concern resulting from the slow start by singling in a run in the fourth inning prior to blasting a solo homer in the sixth. The 24-year-old was caught stealing in the fourth inning and said after the game that he wants to be a part of the team's emphasis to utilize more speed this year, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. "I want 20 (stolen bases) this year. You heard it here first," Rodgers said. Whether he's able to do so remains to be seen after he converted on just 24 of his 36 stolen-base attempts across five seasons in the minors, but it appears as though he'll be given opportunities to showcase his speed if he gets enough playing time in 2021. Most importantly, Rodgers has been cleared medically after battling a shoulder injury during the 2020 season, and he'll look to secure regular playing at second base throughout spring training.
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