Healthy for spring training Rodgers (shoulder) is fully healthy to begin spring training and could compete for time at second base, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact Rodgers missed the final month of the 2020 season due to what was considered a minor right shoulder strain, but he felt healthy during the offseason and continued to add muscle. He'll compete for the starting job at second base with Garrett Hampson this spring, and he could enter Cactus League play as the favorite for the role with Ryan McMahon shifting to the hot corner, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. He'll also take grounders at shortstop and third base and could take over as the starting shortstop if the team trades Trevor Story this season. The 24-year-old has been limited by shoulder injuries in each of his first two major-league seasons and slashed .196/.235/.227 with nine home runs and a 32.4 percent strikeout rate over 32 games across the past two years.
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