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Esmil Rogers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Nationals released RHP Esmil Rogers.
The 32-year-old returned stateside in 2017 after spending a pair of seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization, posting a 3.18 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings at Triple-A Syracuse. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league pact. Sun, Nov 5, 2017 11:41:00 PM

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Esmil Rogers signed a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Rogers had a 6.27 ERA in 33 innings with the Yankees this past season before being released in late July. He finished the year with the Eagles and they obviously liked what they saw. He'll be eligible to sign with an MLB team again next winter.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 09:05:00 PM

Yankees released RHP Esmil Rogers.

Rogers, who was outrighted to the minors on July 1, is going to Korea to pitch for the Hanwha Eagles. He had a 6.27 ERA in 33 innings for the Yankees this season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Yankees sent RHP Esmil Rogers outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Rogers has a rough 6.27 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 33 innings of long relief this season for the Yankees. This is the second time he's been pulled off the 40-man roster.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Esmil Rogers from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Rogers was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this month after posting a 6.27 ERA over 18 relief appearances. He didn't pitch well for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (4.70 ERA over two starts) but does give the bullpen some length.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Yankees sent RHP Esmil Rogers outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 29-year-old right-hander allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits in Friday's loss to the Orioles and now sports a 6.27 ERA on the season. Rogers has accepted the assignment and will remain in the organization.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:47:00 PM

One night after throwing 35 pitches, Esmil Rogers was left in for 81 pitches in the 19-inning game against the Red Sox and took the loss.

Rogers gave up three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings on a night in which the Yankees would have preferred to stay away from him entirely. There's a good chance that they'll put him on the DL before Saturday's game; he'll be sore enough to justify it.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 02:54:00 AM

Esmil Rogers allowed four hits over three scoreless innings Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

Rogers struck out three and walked none. He's in the mix along with Adam Warren and Chase Whitley for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation with Chris Capuano down. Really, though, he should be the fallback choice in that group.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Yankees and RHP Esmil Rogers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says Rogers will receive $750,000 guaranteed and can earned up to $1.48 million. The right-hander held a 5.72 ERA over 45 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays and Yankees in 2014.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Esmil Rogers allowed one run over five innings in a win over the Indians on Friday.

Rogers, who was claimed off waivers this week and took David Phelps' place in the rotation, held his former team to just four hits and one walk while fanning three batters. The only run scored on an RBI single in the first inning. Michael Pineda (shoulder) figures to join the rotation next week, but the Yankees have to be thrilled with what they got from Rogers here.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Esmil Rogers will start Friday against the Indians.

Rogers was just claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays last week and ultimately got the call over Chase Whitley to start in place of David Phelps. Of course, it's possible that Whitley will just follow Rogers in relief. Either way, Rogers isn't a fantasy option.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Esmil Rogers and Chase Whitley appear to be the leading candidate to start on Friday against the Indians.

Both are in the bullpen now, but Rogers has made seven starts in the minors this season and Whitley has made 12 starts for the Yankees. It might only be a spot start, as Michael Pineda (back) could be ready to rejoin the rotation next week.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 09:22:00 PM

Yankees claimed RHP Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Rogers was designated for assignment by Toronto on July 27. The 28-year-old right-hander owns an ugly 5.59 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 396 career major league innings.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Esmil Rogers for assignment.

Rogers was only up with the big club for a few days and didn't appear in a game. He cleared waivers the last time he was designated for assignment and should do so again, though he'll have the option of declaring free agency.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Esmil Rogers from Triple-A Buffalo.

Rogers posted a 6.97 ERA over 16 appearances at the major league level earlier this season, but he's back because the Blue Jays need a fresh arm for their bullpen. Look for him to pitch in long relief.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 03:23:00 PM

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