{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Yankees acquire Roe for bullpen depth

|
Yankees acquire Roe for bullpen depth play video for Yankees acquire Roe for bullpen depth

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.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español