Mark Rogers, of Orrs Island, was removed the Milwaukee Brewers’ 40-man roster on Friday, according to a blog about the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rogers can be a minor league free agent after the World Series.

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Rogers, 27, was the fifth overall pick in the 2004 draft. He has been plagued by shoulder and hand surgeries. Last July and August, he went 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts.

Rogers was expected to compete for a spot this season but suffered from diminished velocity in spring training that the Brewers attributed to “shoulder instability,” and he never made it past Double-A, according to the blog. Rogers did touch 93 mph in his most recent start for advanced Class A Brevard County on Thursday but was not considered for a September call-up to Milwaukee.

Assistant GM Gord Ash did not rule out re-signing Rogers to a minor league contract, but nothing is guaranteed.

“We just talked to him [Friday], told him to finish his season in Brevard, go home after that and we’ll be in touch,” Ash said.