Joshua Cole Rogers is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Washington Nationals, born on July 10, 1994.
The New York Yankees selected him in the 11th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. Rogers debuted with the Staten Island Yankees before being promoted to the Charleston RiverDogs after three games. He has a 4.05 ERA in 13.1 innings thrown for both clubs.
He pitched in 2016 with Charleston and the Tampa Yankees, posting a combined 12-6 record and 2.38 ERA in 24 games started between the two clubs, and in 2017 with both Tampa and the Trenton Thunder, pitching to a combined 8-5 record and 3.24 ERA between both teams. He began 2018 with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League.
On July 24, 2018, the Yankees traded Rogers, Dillon Tate, and Cody Carroll to the Baltimore Orioles for Zach Britton. The Orioles assigned him to the Norfolk Tides of the Class AAA International League.
On June 4, 2021, Rogers signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals organization. The Nationals selected Rogers’ contract on September 4, 2021, calling him up as the 29th man in a doubleheader against the New York Mets. He made his debut the same day and pitched 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts.
Josh has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.