The Yankees on Sunday acquired right-hander Chaz Roe from the Marlins in exchange for cash. The 27-year-old has been in the Minor Leagues for most of the last 10 seasons but he could join the big league club as bullpen depth when rosters expand on Monday.
Roe has thrown just 22 1/3 big league innings, all in 2013 with the D-backs. He posted a 4.03 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 21 appearances. A first-round pick by the Rockies in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Roe has spent time with the Mariners, D-backs, Rangers and Marlins at the Double-A and Triple-A levels over the last five years.
Right-handers batted just .195 against Roe this season while he was with Triple-A New Orleans. Lefties hit .276 against him. The Yankees acquired lefty Josh Outman, who has limited lefties to a .188 average over his six-year Major League career, from the Indians earlier this week, and the two could fill similar but opposite roles in New York's bullpen.
Roe had 14 saves in 18 tries for New Orleans this season to go along with a 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 3.42 K/BB ratio.
Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less