Cleveland,OH - Cleveland got Rogers from Colorado for cash on Tuesday. The 26-year-old reliever went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA for the Rockies. Manager Manny Acta said the Indians are taking a chance on the hard-throwing pitcher, who has inconsistent control.
The Indians optioned infielder Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus to open a roster spot.
LaPorta was called up on June 3 and appeared in three games, going 2 for 11. He opened the season at Columbus and batted .307 with 14 homers and 32 RBIs in 46 games.
Cincinnati won the series opener 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians' 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park on Thursday night.
Indians manager Terry Francona is returning to Boston for the first time as an opposing manager and expects an emotional homecoming.