Infielder Jason Rogers has cleared waivers and he has been sent outright to Indianapolis. Rogers was designated for assignment on December 23rd when the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up pitcher Nefi Ogando off waivers from the Miami Marlins.
Rogers was used sparingly by the Pirates in 2016 after being acquired in the off-season for Keon Broxton and Trey Supak. He spent most of the season with Indianapolis, where he hit .263/.338/.371 in 105 games. He hit .080/.303/.160 in 23 games for the Pirates, mostly being used off the bench. He has been playing a lot of left field this winter, currently taking part in the Dominican league playoffs. Rogers should see time at third base, first base and possibly outfield for Indianapolis this season.
Rogers was out of options, so he would have needed to make the Opening Day roster if he remained on the 40-man roster this off-season. Now he will be used as a depth option with an outside chance of making the Opening Day roster. He posted a .296/.367/.441 slash line for the Milwaukee Brewers in 86 games during the 2015 season. If he regains that recent success, then he could be a useful piece off the bench.