Mar 31, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Esmil Rogers (32) reacts after he gave up a single during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays designate Esmil Rogers for assignment

Esmil Rogers has been designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays for the second time this season. The move, reported by John Lott of the National Post, clears room for the team to activate Nolan Reimold from the disabled list.

Rogers failed to make an appearance in his second stint with the team this season. He’d made 16 appearances before the team first DFA’d him back in late May, coming strictly out of the bullepn, posting a 6.97 ERA and 1.694 WHIP. Once back at Triple-A after being outrighted off the team’s 40-man roster, Rogers split his time between the pen and the rotation. In 48.2 IP he’d post a 3.14 ERA and 1.233 WHIP.

Reimold had been claimed off of waivers by the Blue Jays earlier this month, but appeared in just four games before landing on the disabled list with a strained calf. With a number of injuries plaguing their roster the belief is that the Jays were hoping that Reimold could provide a boost to the offense while filling in at one of the corner outfield spots. He’s been productive in his career when healthy, but that ability to remain on the field has proved to be an issue for Reimold.

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