Prior to Friday night's game, the SF Giants made a roster move by activating submarine-style reliever Tyler Rogers from the paternity list, per the team's transaction page. Rogers only missed a pair of games to be with his wife, Jennifer, as they welcomed Jack Ryan Rogers to the family.
SF Giants activate right-handed hurler Tyler Rogers from the paternity list
There is no corresponding roster move that needed to be made as the Giants optioned outfield prospect Heliot Ramos back to Triple-A following a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Since his debut at the end of the 2019 season, Rogers has quietly emerged as one of the better and more reliable relievers in baseball. Giants manager Gabe Kapler wasted no time in using the righty as he was called upon to preserve a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night.
That proved to be an uneventful appearance as he needed just eight pitches to complete the scoreless frame. In four appearances in 2022, the 31-year-old reliever has yielded just one run on three hits, zero walks, and three strikeouts.
Across four seasons, Rogers has registered a 2.55 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 1.09 WHIP, 7.0 K/9, and a 4.59 SO/W ratio. Given his unique release point, the righty has induced plenty of weak contact, producing a ground ball in 58.5 percent of batted ball events since his debut.
This includes a stellar 2021 campaign in which he generated a 2.22 ERA while leading the league with 80 appearances. He does not throw hard, so Kapler has felt comfortable with the heavy usage from Rogers.
This has been an eventful week for the Rogers family. Not only have Tyler and Jennifer added a new addition to the family. But, his brother, Taylor Rogers, was traded to the Padres along with outfield prospect Brent Rooker in exchange for Chris Paddack, Emilio Pagán, and a player to be named later.
In a very cool moment, the Rogers brothers were tasked with delivering the lineup cards to the umpire before the start of Monday's game. They both appeared in that game with Taylor earning the save and Tyler taking the loss. Tyler missed the final two games against the Padres, but the Giants secured back-to-back victories to take the series.