Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:56:30 -0800
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild indicated that the team may go with a six-man rotation to open the season to reduce early-season strain on arms. The Yankees have a stretch of 30 games in 31 days starting April 17. The team is already dealing with several injury questions in their starting five. Ps Bryan Mitchell, Esmil Rogers, Adam Warren and Chase Whitley are building up stamina this spring, and each of them could be used as either starters or relievers.
Fantasy Tip: None of the Yankees' options for the sixth rotation spot to begin the season are really worth consideration in standard fantasy baseball leagues, mainly because this scenario is likely to be short-lived. However, whoever is slated to be the sixth rotation arm to start the year may be worth a small investment as a late-round flier in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:09:29 -0800
New York Yankees RP Esmil Rogers is expected to win a spot in the team's bullpen. He might even be used in long relief if he stays stretched out during spring training.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:06:02 -0800
The New York Yankees and P Esmil Rogers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.48 million Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deal gives Rogers $750,000 in guaranteed money.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:24:48 -0700
New York Yankees P Esmil Rogers will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 10, in case the team decides to have him start Wednesday, Aug. 13, instead of SP Michael Pineda (shoulder).
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:10:30 -0700
New York Yankees SP Bryan Mitchell was recalled for long-relief insurance if SP Esmil Rogers cannot pitch deep into the game Friday, Aug. 8, against the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Rogers hasn't started a game all season, so it makes sense. Mitchell's stay in the big leagues may be short.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:56:38 -0700
New York Yankees SP Esmil Rogers will start Friday, Aug. 7, against the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Rogers hasn't started a game all season. It isn't time to start him in fantasy, either. He could pitch his way into AL-only consideration, though.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:33:03 -0700
The New York Yankees might look to P Esmil Rogers as a rotation replacement for SP David Phelps (elbow), or SP Chase Whitley, who relieved Phelps Sunday, Aug. 3. Whitley made 12 starts before being shifted to the bullpen. There is also an outside chance SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) could be in the mix, although manager Joe Girardi seemed to indicate Monday that is unlikely for now.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:56:51 -0700
The New York Yankees have placed SP David Phelps (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of elbow tendinitis. The team also recalled RP Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fantasy Tip: The team has not announced who will take Phelps' spot in the starting rotation, but Esmil Rogers could be an option. Rogers likely would only be an option for AL-only owners desperate for pitching.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:05:27 -0700
The New York Yankees claimed RP Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, July 31.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:26:41 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays designated SP Esmil Rogers for assignment Sunday, July 27.