Brewers Activate Mark Rogers; Option Jeff Bianchi

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 4: Mark Rogers #37 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 4, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Paul Nordmann/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated right-hander Mark Rogers from paternity leave and the 26-year-old is set to start today’s contest against the Colorado Rockies, the team has announced:

To make room on their roster for Rogers, the Brewers optioned infielder Jeff Bianchi to Triple-A.

Rogers was placed on the paternity list recently and he and his wife welcomed a daughter into the world this week.

The 26-year-old has started three games for the Brewers this season, posting an ERA of 4.08 with 10.2 SO/9 and 2.0 BB/9 through seventeen and two-thirds innings of work. He’s also maintained an ERA of 4.72 over eighteen starts for Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate.

Bianchi made his major league debut earlier this season, appearing in eight games with the Brewers. The 25-year-old didn’t collect a hit over thirteen at-bats.

Bianchi’s spent a majority of the season playing between the Double- and Triple-A levels. Over 303 at-bats, he’s hit .314/.369/.396 with fourteen doubles and three home runs.

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