As the clock ticks, the Detroit Tigers aren't sure if they will have enough time to get catcher Jake Rogers back from his injury this season, which concludes Oct. 3 against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The 26-year-old has been on the injured list since July 19 with right arm soreness.
"I'm growing less optimistic about the year," manager AJ Hinch said Monday. "We're closing in on a throwing program that needs to accelerate. It's not accelerating. He's hit a little bit, not a lot. Now we're just fighting the calendar and how fast we can push him.