Report: Yankees Agree To 1-Year Deal With Esmil Rogers

Didn't see this one coming.  As first reported by Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Yankees have agreed to a 1-year contract with right-handed reliever Esmil Rogers.  Rogers pitched to a 4.68/4.17/4.05 slash line in 25.0 IP over 18 appearances for the Yanks in 2014 and was expected to be non-tendered today after earning $1.8 million this past season, The details of his new contract explain why the Yanks ended up going the other way.  Per Jon Heyman, the contract is worth only $750,00 guaranteed.  It can be worth a total of $1.48 million if various incentives are met. This decision now gives the Yankees 4 guaranteed arms in next year's bullpen: Rogers, Betances, Warren, and Wilson.  With Shawn Kelley a likely candidate to receive a new contract offer as well and D-Rob and Andrew Miller dominating the rumor mill right now, that number could grow to 6 very quickly.  The Yanks will announce their decision on Kelley and their other 4 arbitration-eligible players tomorrow.