Blue Jays, Indians Trade Mike Aviles, Esmil Rogers

The Toronto Blue Jays traded shortstop Mike Aviles to the Cleveland Indians with infielder Yan Gomes in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.


Aviles spent the 2012 season as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but he was traded to the Blue Jays as compensation for manager John Farrell. The 31-year-old played all over the infield throughout his career, but he spent a majority of last season at shortstop for Boston.

Over 512 at-bats with the Red Sox this season, Aviles hit .250/.282/.381 with 28 doubles and 13 home runs. He owns a career line of .277/.308/.408 over five seasons at the major league level.

Rogers was acquired by the Indians from the Colorado Rockies this summer in exchange for cash considerations. The hard-throwing 27-year-old struggled mightily during the first half of the season, but he rebounded nicely in Cleveland. Over 44 appearances with the Indians he maintained an ERA of 3.06 with 9.2 strikeouts per nine and 2.0 walks per nine.

Gomes made his major league debut with the Blue Jays this season. He collected 20 hits, including four doubles and four home runs, over 98 at-bats. The 25-year-old owns a career minor league line of .287/.344/.484.

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