Detroit Tigers: Eric Haase/Jake Rogers combo to stick around for a while

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The Detroit Tigers have their two starting catchers on the Injured List (IL), leaving the catching duties to Eric Haase and Jake Rogers. Grayson Greiner and Wilson Ramos are each working through injuries.

Ramos was sent back to the Injured List (IL) with a similar back injury that initially landed him on the Detroit Tigers IL. Greiner suffered a setback to his injury, which puts him at a spot where he has to restart the rehab process. Haase, the hometown boy, has done a good job since being called upon to fill the role.

He was the catcher for Turnbull’s no-hitter and has received the staff quite well. Rogers is now up to ten games on the season, so it is a near-even split in games, but this tandem is likely to be around for a while.

Neither of them is hitting too well, but given the situation and state of the Detroit Tigers, there should not be too much of a shock here for fans. The tandem has been just fine since being called upon, but Ramos was off to a great start at the plate in an offense that has nothing special.

The Detroit Tigers are going to be counting on Eric Haase and Jake Rogers as the catching tandem.

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So far, Eric Haase has logged fourteen games where he is hitting .212/.255/.404 with two home runs and four RBI on the season.

Nearly half of his hits are extra-base hits, and he has worked well with the pitching staff.

The local boy will be called upon to continue catching while Rogers is mixed in as well.

On the other hand, Rogers should be shaking in his boots with how well Dillon Dingler is performing in the minor leagues. Dingler has a bright future ahead of him and is going to be an athlete.

Not to mention, there is always the chance the Tigers go “off-script” and select Louisville catcher Henry Davis with their first-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Rogers has struggled at the dish in the big leagues and not panned out as the organization would hope.

Rogers has played in ten games where he is slashing .200/.226/.333 while having been punched out 11 times over 30 at-bats. Neither of them is doing too hot at the plate, but they will continue to handle the duties behind the dish with the Tigers injury situation.

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Hopefully, one of the Tigers’ regular starters can return quickly, and Rogers can be returned to the minor leagues until he proves he has figured things out and is ready to be a hitter in the big leagues. Right now, the hitting from Rogers has been incredibly lackluster, to say the least.