The New York Yankees have acquired right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe from the Miami Marlins, sources have told Chris Cotillo of SB Nation's MLB Daily Dish. It was announced that the Marlins will get cash considerations in return for Roe in this deal.
Chaz Roe, 27, has been pitching with the Miami Marlins' Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans. Roe will most likely be joining the New York Yankees' major league team tomorrow, as rosters expand to 40 players.
Roe has recorded a 3-3 record and 3.66 ERA over 64 innings of relief at Triple-A New Orleans. He has also racked up a 3.43 K/BB ratio and a 10.1 K/9 ratio. Those two numbers made him appealing to the Yankees.
The acquisition of Roe brings up the idea that the Yankees view him as of the right-handed bullpen option of the Yankees' latest acquisition, left-handed pitcher Josh Outman. The Yankees acquired Outman last week from the Cleveland Indians after he had been designated for assignment. Outman had spent the last few months in the minor leagues for the Indians.
Roe does in fact have some major experience, as he made his big league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks last year. With Arizona, he had a 4.03 ERA in 22.1 innings of relief.