The Pensacola Blue Wahoos have received right-handed pitcher Chad Rogers from Bakersfield to fill the vacancy created by J.C. Sulbaran’s trade to the Kansas City Royals’ organization.
Rogers, 23, was 6-4 in 21 starts with the Blaze this season. He pitched 111 1/3 innings, striking out 88 batters and walking 29 and compiling a 3.15 earned-run average. His ERA was third-best in the Advanced-A California League when he was promoted.
Rogers, from Galveston, Texas, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 28th round of the 2010 draft out of Galveston Junior College. He is expected to start on the road Friday in the series opener against the Huntsville Stars.
The first-year Wahoos are the Reds’ Double-A affiliate.