Indians get RHP Rogers from Rockies for cash
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Esmil Rogers
from the Colorado Rockies for cash, hoping the reliever can get
turned around in the American League.
The trade was completed shortly before the Indians started a
three-game series against intrastate rival Cincinnati on Tuesday. A
roster move will be made when Rogers joins the team.
Rogers went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA in 23 appearances for Colorado
this season. The Rockies were out of options on the 26-year-old
He’ll join a bullpen that ranks third-to-last in the AL with a
The Indians also designated catcher Luke Carlin for assignment
to open a spot on the 40-man roster. The 31-year-old catcher has
spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus, batting .231 with
two homers in 23 games.