Apr 13, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers (32) throws the ball in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays won 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees claim Esmil Rogers from Toronto Blue Jays

According to Jack Curry of YES Network, the New York Yankees have claimed RHP Esmil Rogers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rogers was sent through waivers for the second time this season after he was designated for assignment a few days ago. He struggled with a 6.97 ERA (5.40 FIP) and 1.694 WHIP in 20.2 innings this season with the Blue Jays but showed signs of improvement in Triple-A and was much better for the Jays last season.

Rogers didn’t throw a pitch during his last stint with the big club and it’s unfortunate to lose him to a division rival for nothing. However the Yankees do help the Blue Jays shed a bit of payroll as Rogers was owed approximately $600,000 the rest of this season. Whether or not the Jays can turn the savings into another piece for their stretch run remains to be seen.

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