Brendan Rodgers has been reinstated from the minor-league disabled list. Rodgers is expected to make his Lancaster debut this week according to Jason Schwartz, the Lancaster JetHawks broadcaster. After missing the JetHawks opening-day game with a hand injury, Rodgers was placed on the seven-day disabled on April 7.
The Rockies are pretty close-mouthed about minor-league injury information, so we may or may not get any more details about the severity or even type of injury that one of his hands suffered. Hopefully, the length of the stay on the disabled list was due to the Rockies being cautious with their top prospect and Rodgers will have no lasting effect. And in any case, his playing time and performance will offer a good indication of his health.
Voted the number one PuRP in Purple Row’s prospect rankings, Rodgers was also the consensus top prospect in the Rockies system this past offseason among national publications. He is also widely considered one of the top 15 prospects in all of baseball.
Rodgers was expected to post some ridiculousness with the bat in the extreme hitting environment that is Lancaster. While his debut has been delayed, he still has a lot of time to perform up to those expectations.