Yankees Avoid Arbitration With Esmil Rogers


Today is the deadline to tender player contracts to players who can be either renewed or arbitration eligible by 11:59 ET. The Yankees have a couple of those and managed to avoid arbitration with pitcher Esmil Rogers per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet in Canada. 

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The 29 year old right-hander was claimed by the Yankees off waivers back on July 31 from the Toronto Blue Jays.

In 18 games, including one start, Rogers went 2-0 for the Yanks with an ERA of 4.68.  In 25 innings, he struck out 23, but gave up 22 hits and walked 10 in those frames. His ballpark adjusted ERA+ was 84 (the league average is 100)

Rogers showed some flashes of effectiveness throughout his time with the Yankees. He could be a part of the front end of the bullpen more so then to end the game and remember, you can never have enough arms.