The Colorado Rockies designated Esmil Rogers for assignment, the club announced. The club needed a roster spot for the recently signed Jeff Francis.
The 26-year old pitcher was off to a rough start with the Rockies in 2012 with a 0-2 record, 8.06 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 6.3 BB/9 and 10.2 SO/9 in 25.2 innings.
In 2011 he went 6-6 with a 7.05 ERA, 1.5 HR/9, 5.1 BB/9 and 6.8 SO/9 in 83.0 innings.
Rogers will more than likely be claimed by a team which would mean the Rockies will lose him.
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