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Marlins place SP Trevor Rogers on the IL with a biceps injury

We have the latest on Trevor Rogers and when he could return to the Marlins rotation this season.

Trevor Rogers of the Miami Marlins walks off the field after an injury during the fourth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at loanDepot park on April 19, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images

We finally have some clarity on what ails Trevor Rogers after the Miami Marlins lefty was removed from his last start with an injury. The team is calling is a left biceps strain, and he’ll need some time on the injured list.

It’s a similar diagnosis to teammate Johnny Cueto, who’s just now beginning to ramp up after suffering a biceps strain of his own at the start of the regular season. Given Cueto’s absence and injuries to Max Meyer and Sixto Sanchez, the Marlins find themselves very short on starting pitching behind Sandy Alcantara and Jesus Luzardo.

After struggling through his first two starts of the 2023 season, Rogers looked like his old self last week against the Arizona Diamondbacks, throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out seven. He was rolling against the Giants before leaving, with just one run and three hits allowed through his first three-plus innings.

Once upon a time, the lefty looked like one of the brightest young arms in baseball, posting a 2.64 ERA with 157 Ks in 133 innings en route to a second-place finish in NL Rookie of the Year voting. But he scuffled through a lost 2022, with his ERA ballooning up to 5.47 and his strikeout rate dropping dramatically as hitters started adjusting to his elite changeup.