The news came as a surprise to GENERAL HOSPITAL head writer Ron Carlivati.
"Guys, I had no idea @tristanrogers was leaving. I found out last night. I now have 1 day to write him out of a big Feb Sweeps storyline," Carlivati tweeted on Thursday.
"Y&R is excited to have Tristan Rogers return to the show," a Y&R spokesperson told Soap Opera Digest. "We have an exciting story planned with him and Jess Walton [Jill] that will begin in early 2014."
Rogers spoke out about the move on Twitter.
"I’d like to thank Frank and Ron for great storyline that kept Scorpio true to himself," he posted, adding, "I’m stoked on Colin’s return to #YR in 2014 and delighted to once again be a part of the CBS Daytime family."