The San Francisco Giants had a simple recruiting strategy to acquire relief pitcher Taylor Rogers: Get his twin brother to lure him in.
Tyler Rogers, also a pitcher, has been with the organization since he was drafted by them in 2013, and he made his MLB debut with the club five years later.
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Now, he’ll share a bullpen with a familiar face, as Taylor and the Giants reportedly agreed to a three-year deal for $33 million.
The Rogers brothers are the 10th set of twins to make it the majors, but they are the first to be teammates since Jose and Ozzie Canseco in 1990 as members of the Oakland Athletics. Ozzie appeared in just nine games with the A’s and only played in 24 big league games. Jose, on the other hand, belted 466 homers in his career.
Taylor, despite being just minutes apart from his brother, entered the big leagues two years earlier, spending his first six seasons with the Minnesota Twins (oh, the irony). They traded him to Tyler’s division-rival San Diego Padres in April, but he was subsequently traded to the Milwaukee Brewers a day before the MLB trade deadline.
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