May 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Esmil Rogers (32) throws a pitch in a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre. The Los Angeles Angels won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Claim Reliever Esmil Rogers Off Waivers

We won the Deadline! Not quite. The Yankees claimed right handed reliever Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Rogers is 0-0 in 19 games with a 6.97 ERA with the Blue Jays in 2014. Rogers isn’t an improvement over what the Yankees have in their monstrous bullpen, but he is insurance in case of injuries or other unforeseen circumstances occur.

Rogers come in to the organization like Jeff Francis did. Meaning it’s a “Eh… You never know” type of acquisition. More than likely Rogers will report to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre for some time and may find his way to the Bronx around September during roster expansion call-ups… or if the organization decides it can’t get any worse. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the final hours of the Trade Deadline.

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