Chaz Roe
Roe in 2017.
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 50
Born: (1986-10-09) October 9, 1986 (age 35)
Steubenville, Ohio
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 2013, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record11–8
Earned run average3.89

Chaz Daniel Roe (born October 9, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves.


Roe attended Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2004 as a high school player, Roe was considered by Baseball America to be the number 35 prospect in the United States.[1]

Colorado Rockies

Roe was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] On September 3, 2010, Roe was called up to the majors for the first time but he did not appear in any games.

Seattle Mariners

On December 2, 2010, Roe was traded to the Seattle Mariners for José López.[3] He was designated for assignment by Seattle on June 29, 2011, after recording a 6.41 ERA with Triple-A Tacoma.[4]

Laredo Lemurs

Roe signed with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball for the 2012 season. He pitched in 49 games for the Lemurs, pitching to a 1.47 ERA with 69 strikeouts in 55.0 innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Roe signed a minor league contract for the 2013 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He made his MLB debut with the Diamondbacks on July 1.[5][6] He was called up on August 24, 2013, to replace J.J. Putz[7] Roe pitched to a 4.03 ERA in 22.1 innings with the Diamondbacks.

Texas Rangers

On November 1, 2013, Roe was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers[8] He was designated for assignment on January 29, 2014. Roe elected free agency on February 5, 2014.

Miami Marlins

On February 6, 2014, Roe signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins organization that included an invitation to Spring Training.[9]

New York Yankees

The Marlins traded Roe to the New York Yankees for cash considerations on August 31.[10] He was designated for assignment by the Yankees on September 21, 2014.[citation needed]

Pittsburgh Pirates

On September 23, 2014, Roe was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[11]

Baltimore Orioles

Roe while with the Baltimore Orioles
Roe while with the Baltimore Orioles

On December 12, 2014, Roe was signed to a minor league contract by the Baltimore Orioles.[12] In 36 appearances for the Orioles in 2015, Roe pitched to a 4.14 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 41.1 innings of work. On July 29, 2016, Roe was designated for assignment following the signing of Logan Ondrusek. At the time of his designation, Roe had allowed 4 runs in 9+23 innings, striking out 11 and walking 7.[13]

Atlanta Braves

On August 7, 2016, Roe was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves.[14] In 21 games, he posted an ERA of 3.60 in 20 innings, striking out 26. On July 13, 2017, Roe was outrighted off of the 40-man roster and assigned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.

Tampa Bay Rays

On July 18, 2017, Roe was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations and assigned to the Triple-A Durham Bulls.[15] He was called up in September when rosters expanded. In 8 games, he posted an ERA of 1.07 in 8+23 innings. He struck out 12. The following season, he opened the season in the Rays bullpen. On July 8, he was placed on the disabled list. Roe finished with career highs all over the board, posting an ERA of 3.58 in 61 appearances. In 2019, Roe continued to be a mainstay in the Rays bullpen, appearing in a career high 71 games and recording 65 strikeouts in 51 innings. In 2020, Roe pitched to a 2.89 ERA with 9 strikeouts in 9.1 innings pitched.[16] On October 30, 2020, Roe was outrighted off of the 40-man roster and elected free agency.

On February 21, 2021, Roe re-signed with the Rays on a one-year, $1.15MM contract.[17] After pitching on April 2 against the Miami Marlins, Roe reported discomfort. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain with the expectation that he would miss at least twelve weeks of the season.[18] He was later placed on the 60-day injured list on April 6.[19] On June 30, 2021, Roe underwent season–ending surgery on his shoulder.[20]

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Wildcats Sign Star Lafayette Pitcher". Lexington Herald-Leader. November 15, 2004. pp. D4. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Harding, Thomas (June 9, 2005). "Rox use second pick for prep pitcher". News. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Harding, Thomas. "Rockies pick up infielder Lopez from Seattle". News. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Mariners Designate Chaz Roe For Assignment". Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Chaz Roe earns promotion from D'backs, set to make MLB debut in ninth pro season". July 1, 2013. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Hale, Jon (July 3, 2013). "Chaz Roe's promotion latest sign that Lexington is becoming a baseball town". Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Diamondbacks outlast Phillies 12-7 in 18 innings". CNN. August 24, 2013. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  8. ^ Durrett, Richard (November 1, 2013). "Rangers claim RHP Chaz Roe from Arizona". ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Marlins to Sign Chaz Roe".
  10. ^ Kuty, Brendan (August 31, 2014). "Yankees trade for Chaz Roe: What you should know about him". Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Pirates Claim Chaz Roe".
  12. ^ "Orioles sign RH Chaz Roe". Baltimore Sports and Life. December 13, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "Orioles Sign Logan Ondrusek to MLB Deal, Designate Chaz Roe".
  14. ^ Krueger, Nick (August 7, 2016). "Reliever Roe claimed off waivers from Orioles". Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  15. ^ Tampa Bay Rays [@RaysBaseball] (July 18, 2017). "The #Rays have acquired RH Chaz Roe from Atlanta in exchange for cash considerations. He will join Triple-A @DurhamBulls " (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Chaz Roe Stats, Fantasy & News".
  17. ^ "Rays sign Collin McHugh, Chaz Roe to one-year contracts" (Press release). St. Petersburg, FL: Major League Baseball. February 22, 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  18. ^ Topkin, Marc (April 5, 2021). "Rays need some relief in bullpen vacancies". The Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  19. ^ "Rays Place Kevin Kiermaier on IL, Claim Deivy Grullon".
  20. ^ Polishuk, Mark. "Rays' Chaz Roe Undergoes Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery". MLB Trade Rumors.
  21. ^ "Chaz Roe Stats, Highlights, Bio". Minor League Baseball: Tulsa Drillers. Retrieved August 15, 2015.