Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:40:51 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (back) is battling a sore back in camp, leaving two rotation spots now up for grabs between Happ and SPs Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers. Happ was roughed up in his first two spring starts as a result. A lowered arm slot for Happ this spring hasn't helped his command issues, either. "We'll watch him, we'll evaluate it. Right now, I don't think he's on schedule to miss any time. Maybe he gets moved back a day or two, but from what I understand, it would be no more than two or three days that he would be moved back, if that happens," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Redmond and Rogers are both out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: It seems as though either Stroman or Hutchison will land one of the remaining open rotation spots. Which one takes it is anyone's guess, although Hutchison is probably the more polished prospect. Either one of them would be a nice speculative end-game selection in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:20:09 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SPs Esmil Rogers, Todd Redmond, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman, Sean Nolin, Dustin McGowan and Ricky Romero are all competing for the fifth rotation spot this spring, but manager John Gibbons said the team won't have a clear picture on who the favorites are until spring games begin.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:56:11 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Ps Esmil Rogers and Brett Cecil and OF Colby Rasmus Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with all three. Cecil will make $1.3 million, Rogers will make $1.85 million and Rasmus will earn $7 million.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:05:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ is considered a potential veteran presence at the back end of the rotation if the team does not find any upgrades on the open market. The team also likes the promise of SPs Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman and Sean Nolin. Ps Esmil Rogers and Todd Redmond are also in the mix.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:31:04 -0700
Either Toronto Blue Jays Ps Esmil Rogers or Thad Weber will make the start against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Aug. 14, in place of SP Josh Johnson (forearm).
Fantasy Tip: Rogers and Weber would be short-term solutions in AL-only leagues at the most. Johnson, depending on how his MRI exam turns out, could be in danger of missing the rest of the season. You shouldn't have any reason to hold onto him.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:25:30 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed SP Josh Johnson (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness Tuesday, Aug. 13, and recalled RP Thad Weber from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: With J.A. Happ returning from the bereavement list soon, the Blue Jays had to go with Todd Redmond for their start tonight. Perhaps Toronto brings Esmil Rogers, who has struggled mightily recently, back into the rotation. Aside from him, they have several uninspiring fantasy options at the minor league level to choose from.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:26:48 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Esmil Rogers has been moved to the bullpen because of his prolonged struggles. SP Todd Redmond is making the spot start instead against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Aug. 13. Rogers is 0-4 with an 8.50 ERA in his last seven starts and hasn't won since June 18. He's also thrown more innings than he did all of last season.
Fantasy Tip: Redmond is purely a spot starter and should be ignored in all formats.
Tue, 28 May 2013 14:03:55 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Esmil Rogers will make a spot start Wednesday, May 29.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:53:53 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RPs Casey Janssen, Sergio Santos, Darren Oliver and Steve Delabar are all locks for the bullpen, and RP Esmil Rogers, who is out of options, is likely to have the fifth spot locked up. RPs Jeremy Jeffress, Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup and J.A. Happ will battle for the final two spots.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:01:36 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said P Esmil Rogers will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.