Yankees Claim Esmil Rogers, Release Scott Sizemore

2:20pm: The Yankees announced that Scott Sizemore has been released to clear room on the 40-man roster.

1:07pm: The Yankees have claimed Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network (Twitter link).

The 28-year-old Rogers has allowed 16 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings this season (6.97 ERA), but he posted a superior 4.77 ERA with 6.3 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 and a 47.6 percent ground-ball rate in 137 2/3 innings for the Jays in 2013. Toronto had designated him for assignment last week.


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27 Comments on "Yankees Claim Esmil Rogers, Release Scott Sizemore"


JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 4 days ago

“Season saved!”
“Finally, somebody under 50!”
“Isn’t he too young!?”
“He isn’t a DH!”

Spencer James
1 year 4 days ago

“Can he pitch and man RF in a pinch?”

1 year 4 days ago

Sooo many home runs to give up in Yankee Stadium 2.0

Sean
1 year 4 days ago

Enjoy him. He will serve them up left right and centre.

DerekJeterDan
1 year 4 days ago

Who needs Lester or Price when you can have ESMIL ROGERS!

Ray Ray
1 year 4 days ago

Wow yet another shrewd move by Boston today.

Ringo7
1 year 4 days ago

A hell of a move by Boston. They now have Cespedes, Craig and the Ramsey kid from the Cubs who they all say is a can’t miss, in the outfield. Quite a bit different from the beginning of the year. They are going to be a monster next year if all those guys come thru. Really good moves by the Sox.

Ryman5000
1 year 4 days ago

Ramsey went from the Cardinals to the Indians.

Ringo7
1 year 4 days ago

You’re right. I got in the middle of two cub and cardinal fans who were talking about trades and I got confused. Not hard to be confused for a Yankee fan these days.

Frittoman626
1 year 4 days ago

Biggest trade of the day!!! Lester and Price wish they were as good as Rogers. World Series here we come!!!!

1 year 4 days ago

Couldn’t get Byrd, but getting Rodgers is the biggest move of the day.

wrestlingcritic
1 year 4 days ago

“Superior” 4.77 ERA

Brian Lynch
1 year 4 days ago

Next stop is Cooperstown for this guy.

Brian Lynch
1 year 4 days ago

A superior 4.77 ERA? Seriously?

:(
1 year 4 days ago

enjoy the home runs, NYY.

Baseball Legend
1 year 4 days ago

Odd pick-up. Cost nothing and virtually no upside. Guess its intended for some garbage time bullpen help tomorrow and then back in the DA pile.

InvalidUserID
1 year 4 days ago

Fear the Cashman!

Michael Vessichio
1 year 4 days ago

I feel like Ralphie from A Christmas Story when Santa suggested a nice football instead of a Red Rider BB gun.

bcapozzi
1 year 4 days ago

Since when is a 4.77 ERA considered ‘superior’?

Roger Payne
1 year 4 days ago

*holding my breath*

Hoping this doesn’t come back to haunt us. These things ALWAYS come back to haunt us a la J.P. Arencibia last week.

Spencer James
1 year 4 days ago

The Yankees have thrown in the towel for the season, too many areas to address, not enough resources. Fair is fair.

ZoinksScoob
1 year 4 days ago

Weird… Yankees had room on their 40-man roster, so no need to release Sizemore.

ZoinksScoob
1 year 4 days ago

Oops, now I understand… Yankees are getting Stephen Drew from Boston, so they needed the extra spot.

Tanthalas
1 year 4 days ago

To all the people crying about the use of “superior”, do you not understand what context is? He is clearly calling it superior in relation to his 6.97 ERA this year; not superior in some broad sense of it being great regardless of definition. Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing; try it sometime.

katmore9
1 year 1 day ago

I had to do a double take when I read “superior”. I got what the author meant. However, I think it’s a poor choice of words. Why not say “an improved ERA” or “a better” ERA? Using “superior” in the way he used it wasn’t clear. Just saying. :(

Hunger Games
1 year 4 days ago

One thing is certain…Hal is giving Cashman his checkbook at the end of this season….will outbid everyone for Lester….a RF….and SS and 2B…..

BadBJay
1 year 4 days ago

We will miss Esmil. We named our stadium after him. NO BACKSIES.