Indians acquire RHP Esmil Rogers

From the Indians-

“The Indians announced today that the club has acquired RHP ESMIL ROGERS from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the club’s 40-man roster, Cleveland has also designated C LUKE CARLIN for assignment.

Rogers, 26, has made 23 relief appearances for the Rockies this season, going 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA (23 ER/25.2 IP). The right-hander is averaging 10.2 strikeouts-per-9.0 innings, fanning 29 batters against 18 walks. He has also held left-handed batters to a .235 (12-51) clip. Rogers, who is out of options after pitching in parts of 4 major league seasons, is scheduled to join the Indians in the coming days. He was originally signed by Colorado in 2003 as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic and has gone 34-30 with a 4.65 ERA (293 ER/567.2 IP), 445 strikeouts and 190 walks in 104 career games/101 starts at the minor league level.

Carlin, 31, has spent the bulk of the 2012 season at Triple-A Columbus, batting .231 (18-78) with 3 doubles, 2 homers and 12 RBI in 23 games. He has registered a .990 (2 ER/193 TC) fielding pct. in 22 games behind the plate, throwing out 8-of-26 (30.8%) attempted base-stealers. Carlin also appeared in 4 games with Cleveland (3-for-14, 2B, RBI, 2 R) after having his contract purchased from Columbus on May 26 (optioned back on June 6). The Indians have 10 days to trade, release or outright Carlin to the minor leagues.”

Shoulder shrugs all around.

  • Collin

    Awesome, a reliever with an ERA over 8. Might as well start selling playoff tickets now.

  • mgbode

    does RHP stand for Right Handed Power?

  • Natedawg86

    They are gonna give him a shot in left field

  • AlexMathews

    So this seems like a guy that was going to be released by Colorado anyway, and we just paid money to take him off their hands?

  • eldaveablo

    Living in Denver, I have seen quite a bit of Esmil. He will drive you nuts due to inconsistency, but when you see him pitch his talent jumps out at you. Great GREAT arm with velocity & movement. His problems apparently are consistency and not “hiding” his pitches well enough. The ERA is shockingly high, but wait to see him pitch. Jim Tracy & Coors field have a way of making pitchers worse. 

  • Jim

    So long Tony Sipp

  • EyesAbove

    Waiting for somebody to come along and say we should have given them back Ubaldo….


  • Acquired a player without giving up a player. So who cares? Get a life……

  • Get A Clue

     I’ll take 10 plus strikeouts in 9 innings any day… Who in the hell is doing that for us now……Yea, thought so.. And we gave up NO ONE for him.

  • FearTheRoo

    Yeah…good thing we don’t need any more hitters. Makes sense as I watch the Tribe play the Reds and can only manage to score 1 run. What a powerful offense we have…

  • 5KMD

    Yeah, you’re right. They couldn’t possibly improve their offense and their bullpen in the same year. It’s either one or the other, those are the rules.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Substitute “Ubaldo” for “Esmil” and it feels like last July!

  • mgbode

    not to mention that we are 8th in the AL in runs-scored, yet 13th in runs-given-up (only Boston and Minny are worse)

  • Harv 21

    they’re taking a look-see at him in return for … cash. Nothing to be sarcastic about. If the scenery change helps him and he’s a tick better against lefties than the current version of Sipp, good move. Teams aren’t trading away effective bullpen guys this time of year so you pick through the heap and hope to get lucky.

  • cmm13

    close…Really High Potential.

    The mantra of all Cleveland sports teams.

  • cmm13

    In case you haven’t noticed and judging by the attendance…you haven’t…..the more immediate problem with the Tribe is pitching.

    1.  Masterson is still searching.  Will he find his groove?
    2.  Ubaldo is well..Ubaldo.  Better in his last two but will it stay?
    3.  Can Lowe keep up his revival?
    4.  Tomlin being the 4th starter is the most consistent, can he keep it up?
    5.  How long until McAllister replaces Gomez.

    With all of these question marks in the starting rotation we need to bolster the bullpen as much as possible until they are answered.

    Now with all that being said, can we improve the 7, 8 and 9 hitters?  Yes.  Between trade deadline, return of Hafner (not counting on him hard) and return of Sizemore (really not counting on him) there are inklings of improvements at the bottom of the order on the way.

  • mgbode

    someday it’ll be Realized High Potential though, right?

  • cmm13

    someday my dear friend, someday.

  • mgbode

    whoo hoo!  at least there’s still hope then 🙂

    maybe we should just “pull a Miami” and have the championship parade after a draft/FA period instead?

    let’s see here would be some of our most recent parades:

    1994 Indians – WS-cancelled, so we hold a parade to celebrate our first competitive season in 36 years.

    1995 Browns – parade after CNNSI picks us as the Superbowl winner (Peter King)

    1997 Cavs – hold parade after trading for the explosive Shawn Kemp!

    1998 Indians – had recently just missed winning WS, now we were combining Roberto & Sandy Alomar together?  PARADE!

    2003  Cavs – we won the LeBron-lotto, obviously that means “not 1, not 2, not 3, ….”

    2006 Browns – Signed top OL FA LeCharles Bentley, drafted top OL prospect Joe Thomas, traded back up with Dallas to get 2nd rated QB Brady Quinn. 

    2006 Indians – might hold a dual parade as we had just inked mashing Hafner in ’05 and solidified our hitting for the forseeable future by getting Grady to sign a 6yr extension too.   Obviously, w/ LeBron on the Cavs too, this means we have the threat of a triple-championship in the near future.  PARADE!

  • cmm13

    2010 Cavs – pull off trade with Clippers in which subsequently becomes the 2011 draft #1 pick resulting in the selection of Kyrie Irving.. PARADE!! 

  • mgbode

    another good one.