Miami wasn't expected to make any trades that would affect the major league roster on Sunday, but in a minor move, the Marlins traded minor league reliever Chaz Roe to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.
#Marlins trade RHP Chaz Roe to #Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.— Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) August 31, 2014
Roe came out of the New Orleans bullpen while he was within the Marlins' minor league system.
Roe, who has spent the season with the Marlins' Triple-A club, is likely to join the Yankees' major league club once rosters expand tomorrow. He has posted a 3-3 record and 3.66 ERA in 64 relief innings with Triple-A New Orleans, with his 10.1 K/9 and 3.43 SO/BB ratios likely making him attractive to the Yankees.
When the Marlins signed Roe, it appeared he may have had an opportunity to make the major league club at some point, either following Spring Training or when rosters were eligible to expand. Miami's bullpen has been consistent, with Bryan Morris, Mike Dunn, and A.J. Ramos all pitching well to get the ball to Steve Cishek late in games.
Roe's first major league stint came with the Diamondbacks last season, when he posted a 4.03 ERA in 22 and a third innings pitched. He is a converted starter, who has had trouble with command at times. Losing Roe shouldn't take away from Miami's minor league pitching depth.
Miami will likely look to add a reliever when rosters are eligible to expand on Monday. Stay tuned to Fish Stripes for the latest.