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Cambridge pitcher headed back down south with Team Canada

Rogers has been named to the Junior National Team's roster for the Dominican Professional Academy Camp
Mark Rogers gets ready to deliver a pitch in the Dominican Republic as a member of Team Canada during a trip last year.

Cambridge left-handed pitcher Mark Rogers will once again don the red and white of the Baseball Canada Junior National Team later this month.

Rogers has been named to the roster that will head to the Dominican Republic for the Professional Academy Camp from May 13 to 21.

The team will play 13 games against professional academies from the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres organizations.

Rogers most recently represented Canada at the team's Extended Spring Training Camp last month in Dunedin, Florida and is one of 31 players heading to the Dominican Republic, all of which were on the Florida trip.

His first appearance with the national team was also in the Dominican Republic back in October after he performed well at the prestigious Canadian Futures Showcase in Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

"It's surreal," the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School student said at the time.

"It’s hard to explain, I don’t know if there's a whole lot of words I can say. I’m grateful for all the opportunities. Looking back a month and a half I didn't think any of this was in my future."

Canada will open the camp with a game against the Houston Astros academy on May 13 and close out the trip against the Chicago Cubs academy on May 21 before returning home.