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

4.05 ERA.

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.