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Saturday, the Indians traded the recently acquired Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for short stop Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes. Aviles was just acquired by the Jays from Boston when they traded their manager to the Red Sox. Rogers spent just half a season with the Tribe after being picked up from waivers from the Colorado Rockies, where he had allowed an 8.06 ERA in 23 games. For the Indians, Rogers threw 53 innings, making him the fifth most used reliever and held an ERA of 3.06. This amazing turn around had a lot to due with increased control, some of which was probably due to the decrease in altitude. Rogers walked 18 batters during his limited time in Colorado, but just 12 while playing for Cleveland.
An even bigger part of his turn around was his BABIP (batting average on balls in play). While with Colorado in 2012, his BABIP was .425, almost 150 points higher than later in the season with Cleveland. While some of this may have been caused by park factors, and some to be...
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The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they have activated right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco, left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez and right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin from the 60-day Disabled List.
Also today the Indians claimed right-handed pitcher Blake Wood off outright waivers from the Kansas City Royals, bringing the total number of players under control on the 40...
The Cleveland Indians have traded right-hander Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielders Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes.
The deal was announced Saturday.
Rogers split time last season with Cleveland and Colorado, going 3-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 67 combined games. The 27-year-old is 11-12 lifetime in the majors with a 5.95 ERA.
Aviles never played for Toronto. He was acquired...
I was quite high on Esmil Rogers when the Cleveland Indians claimed him on waivers from the Colorado Rockies in mid-June, writing at the time that the right-hander “should prove to be a fantastic buy low option for the budget-conscience Indians, as (he) has consistently outperformed his ugly numbers.”
And Rogers, despite a career 6.77 ERA prior to the move, could develop...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes from the Blue Jays for Esmil Rogers, the involved teams announced.
Aviles was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Red Sox as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles will be rejoining new Indians manager Terry Francona whom he played briefly for in 2011. Aviles who can play anywhere in the infield (besides first base...
The Toronto Blue Jays traded shortstop Mike Aviles to the
Cleveland Indians with infielder Yan Gomes in exchange for right-hander Esmil
Rogers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
Well that didn't last long. Mike Aviles era is over traded by #Jays to Indians with Yan Games for RHP Esmil Rogers.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 3, 2012
Aviles spent the 2012...
As you should all know by now, the Jays have trade Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes for Esmil Rogers. After spending so much time pondering whether Aviles was a good return for a manager or not, what do we make of this?My first reaction was that this trade was kinda a head-scratcher. After the disappointment that were weren't getting Pedroia for Farrell faded away, I think many of us...
The Indians claimed right-hander Blake Wood on waivers from Kansas City and activated pitchers Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin and Rafael Perez from the 60-day disabled list.
Wood missed last season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery on May 25. A third-round pick in 2006, Wood is 6-6 with a 4.30 ERA in 105 major league appearances in relief. He went 5-3 in 2011 with a 3.75 ERA...