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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
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David Robertson slammed the door on the Tigers on Friday night, retiring all three hitters that he faced in order, preserving a one-run lead to earn his 34th save.
Robertson punched out two of the three hitters that he faced. He has had a couple of blowups along the way, but has otherwise been considered a success in his first season as the White Sox closer. Robertson owns a 3.41 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 86/13 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings while converting 34 of his 41 save chances. Oct 2 - 10:59 PM

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David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday to earn his 33rd save.

Robertson worked a flawless frame, striking out one without allowing a baserunner. It's been a year of highs and lows for Robertson in his first season with the White Sox, but he seems to have straightened things out after a mid-September funk. Robertson owns a strong 3.23 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 82/13 K/BB ratio over 61 1/3 innings overall.
Sep 29 - 11:33 PM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning, picking up his 31st save as the White Sox topped the Tigers 3-2 in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader.

Robertson allowed a one-out single to Nick Castellanos, but then registered back-to-back strikeouts of James McCann and Victor Martinez to end the game. He had allowed multiple runs in each of his previous three outings. He's 31-for-38 in save situations this season with a 3.34 ERA and an 80/13 K/BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings.
Sep 21 - 10:23 PM

David Robertson blew a potential 2-1 save in Thursday afternoon's 4-2 loss to the A's, allowing three runs on three hits in the ninth inning.

David Robertson's no good, very bad day started with a one-out double by Brett Lawrie in the ninth inning as the White Sox clung to a 2-1 lead. A Danny Valencia single followed to put runners on first and third, before Billy Butler capped off the rally with a three-run homer. This was Robertson's seventh blown save of the season and he's now allowed seven runs in his last two innings of work, as he also coughed up four runs in Wednesday's appearance. For the season, he holds a 3.14 ERA and 77/13 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings, while going a less-than-cool 29-of-36 in save opportunities.
Sep 17 - 5:12 PM

David Robertson, in a non-save situation, allowed four runs (two earned) in the ninth inning, forcing the White Sox to use 14 innings to take down the Athletics on Monday.

Robertson was protecting a four-run lead but saw the first two batters reach base on a double and a third strike that got away. The bases were then loaded with one out on catcher's interference. Robertson walked in a run, allowed a two-out, two-run single, and saw the tying run come in on a passed ball. It was an ugly inning, but catcher Tyler Flowers had as much to do with it as Robertson. The closer now has a 2.72 ERA with a 76/12 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings. He remains 29-for-35 in save chances.
Sep 15 - 2:00 AM

David Robertson was claimed off revocable waivers by the Yankees, but the White Sox have pulled him back.

It doesn't sound like the possibility of a trade was ever taken seriously on either side. Chicago is looking to compete in 2016 and Robertson has been very good in his first season as the team's closer. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a four-year, $46 million free agent contract with the White Sox over the winter after saving 39 games for the Yankees in 2014.
Aug 31 - 2:13 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Yankees have claimed David Robertson off revocable waivers.

Now the Yankees and White Sox have until Monday at 2 p.m. ET to work something out. Heyman says there is "no evidence of trade talks between the teams," which is typical of waiver claims this time of year. Robertson, who saved 39 games for the Yankees in 2014, has registered a 2.60 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 71/11 K/BB ratio in 52 innings this season for Chicago. He signed a four-year, $46 million free agent contract last winter.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 31 - 9:20 AM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 26th save against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Robertson struck out two in the perfect inning of work. The right-hander has been shaky in August but has still converted 26-of-30 save chances on the year. Robertson has a 2.76 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 68/11 K/BB ratio over 49 innings in his first year in Chicago.
Aug 26 - 1:01 AM

David Robertson recorded his 24th save of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Cubs, allowing one run on two hits in the ninth before closing out the game.

Robertson entered in the ninth looking to close out the 3-0 win for Chris Sale. He did, though not before losing the shutout with two outs in the frame when he allowed a solo home run to Jorge Soler. Addison Russell then hit an infield single, but Robertson induced a Starlin Castro grounder to end the game a short while later. Not the most impressive outing, but it ends up in the save column nonetheless. For the season, he's 24-for-30 in save opportunities and holds a 2.87 ERA with a 65/11 K/BB ratio over 47 innings.
Aug 16 - 5:14 PM

David Robertson blew the save in the ninth inning, but the White Sox still beat the Angels 3-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.

Robertson allowed a one-out infield single followed by a single to right field, putting runners on the corners. Conor Gillaspie then grounded out as the tying run crossed home plate. Robertson got David Murphy to line out to end the frame. It's his sixth blown save of the season in 29 save opportunities. He also carries a 2.74 ERA with a 65/11 K/BB ratio in 46 innings.
Aug 13 - 1:05 AM

David Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Tuesday to earn his 23rd save.

Robertson struck out a batter in his perfect inning of work. The right-hander struggled to finish July and in early August, but he's now worked two straight scoreless appearances. Robertson owns a 2.60 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 64/11 K/BB ratio over 45 innings this year.
Aug 11 - 11:04 PM

David Robertson allowed a run but still got his 22nd save of the season, finishing out Monday's 10-8 win against the Red Sox.

It seemed like an easy ninth for the right-hander after getting two quick ground outs. But he walked Daniel Nava, who advanced to second base on fielder's indifference, before giving up an RBI single to Pablo Sandoval. That brought the winning run to the plate, and he walked Alejandro De Aza. Thankfully for him, he got Ryan Hanigan to ground out to end the threat. Robertson has allowed runs in back-to-back appearances but is now 22-for-27 in save situations this year with a 2.63 ERA and a 58/10 K/BB ratio in 41 innings.
Jul 27 - 11:25 PM

David Robertson let a run through in the ninth inning, but still finished off the Indians for his 21st save in Sunday's 2-1 win.

Robertson allowed a pinch-hit leadoff triple to Giovanny Urshela, who was then brought in on a ground out by David Murphy. The right-hander got Brandon Moss to fly out to end the game. Robertson is 21-for-26 in save chances with a 2.48 ERA and a 58/8 K/BB ratio over 40 innings.
Jul 26 - 4:23 PM

David Robertson shut down in the Royals in order Friday for his 20th save of the season.

Robertson notched two strikeouts in the frame as the White Sox salvaged a split of Friday's doubleheader against the Royals. The 30-year-old now has six straight scoreless appearances and hasn't allowed a hit since June 30. He has a 2.39 ERA and 55/7 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings on the year. The White Sox have been a disappointment, but Robertson hasn't been.
Jul 18 - 12:21 AM

David Robertson disposed of the Cubs in the ninth inning on Friday, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run lead.

Facing the heart of the Cubs order, Robertson fanned Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler before retiring Chris Coghlan to end the ballgame. He has now converted 19 of his first 23 save chances on the season while compiling a 2.45 ERA and 0.90 WHIP.
Jul 10 - 6:59 PM