. . . was named Pitcher of the Week in the California League.
Chad Rogers, Bakersfield
(1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 3 K)
Almost exclusively a reliever in his first pro season with Dayton last year (all but one of his 37 appearances were out of the bullpen), Rogers has shifted to the rotation with Bakersfield this spring and produced outstanding numbers in seven starts. On Thursday night the 22-year-old right-hander held host Inland Empire to four hits over a career-high eight innings in the Blaze's 4-0 win. The victory lowered Rogers' ERA to 1.75, third-best in the Cal League and second-best in the Reds farm system.