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Detroit Tigers 'less optimistic' about injured catcher Jake Rogers returning in 2021

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.