Yankees agree to one-year deal with Esmil Rogers

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Esmil Rogers and the Yankees have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal.

Rogers was projected to make around $2 million via arbitration and looked like a potential non-tender candidate, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the two sides came to a compromise contract in which he’ll get $750,000 guaranteed and can earn up to $1.48 million.

Claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on July 31, the 29-year-old right-hander pitched out of the Yankees’ bullpen down the stretch with a 4.68 ERA and 23/10 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. He has a 4.57 ERA in 236 total innings since leaving the Rockies and Coors Field.