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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 17 (0) / NYY
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David Robertson gave up three solo homers in the top of the ninth inning Sunday versus the Tigers.
Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all went deep to tie the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied to win it in the bottom of the ninth, which actually gave Robertson his second win of the season. He has allowed seven earned runs in four innings since the All-Star break and now has a 4.58 ERA for the year. If the White Sox can find a team to take on his contract ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, they should probably pull the trigger. Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

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David Robertson gave up four runs in the ninth to take his third blown save Monday against the Mariners.

Though they did fine inventing cheap closers for several years, the White Sox decided to ante up $46 million for Robertson prior to last year. He's featured strong peripherals since, but he's blown 10 saves in 67 opportunities, essentially making him an average closer. The White Sox should have directed their efforts elsewhere.
Jul 19 - 1:26 AM

David Robertson (leg) said that he's available to pitch Friday against the White Sox.

Good news. Robertson didn't pitch in the final series before the All-Star break due to a strained left leg, but evidently it's not serious. He should be ready to go if a save chance presents itself.
Jul 15 - 6:45 PM

David Robertson was unavailable for Saturday's game against the Braves because of a strained left leg.

With Robertson out, Nate Jones logged a four-out save. Robertson said he's been dealing with the injury since Thursday. Robertson has already been ruled out for Sunday's series finale, though the team is holding off on putting him on the disabled list. In the meantime, Jones will fill in at closer.
Jul 9 - 6:04 PM

David Robertson tallied his 23rd save of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Astros.

Robertson gave up a leadoff single to Marwin Gonzalez in the bottom of the ninth inning and then issued a two-out walk to Carlos Gomez, but he struck out A.J. Reed on three straight whiffs to end the game and preserved Houston's 4-1 lead. Robertson carries a pedestrian 3.28 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 34 appearances this season, but there hasn't been much to complain about lately. He has five saves in the last 10 days.
Jul 3 - 5:15 PM

David Robertson collected his 19th save despite loading the bases with Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Friday.

Robertson induced a fly-out to right from Devon Travis before walking Darwin Barney. Ezequiel Carrera and Josh Donaldson both got cheap singles to load the bases. Robertson then fanned Edwin Encarnacion and got Michael Saunders to pop out to end the game. Robertson has walked too many batters to be dominant this year but has still been very effective, blowing only two saves. He remains locked in as the White Sox closer.
Jun 25 - 12:51 AM

David Robertson struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning against the Red Sox on Monday to earn his 17th save.

Robertson gave up a harmless two-out single to David Ortiz, but he struck out Hanley Ramirez to end the threat and the game. The save chance came a day after Robertson sustained his first loss of the season on Sunday. He's got a 3.81 ERA and 1.41 WHIP to go with 32 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings on the year.
Jun 20 - 11:30 PM

White Sox closer David Robertson shut down the Royals with a clean ninth inning for his 15th save on Friday.

Robertson struck out a batter and did not allow any baserunners. He hasn't been quite as dominant this year as his 4.01 ERA is quite a bit higher than his 2.96 career ERA. His walk rate is higher than usual and his strikeout rate, while still very good at 10.58 K/9, is not as elite as the last few years. He is a good bet to remain the closer on the south side despite a few early hiccups.
Jun 11 - 1:36 AM

David Robertson was a bit shaky in the ninth inning on Thursday, but managed fire a scoreless frame and escape with his 14th save of the season.

Robertson came on with a two-run advantage and quickly retired the first two hitters that he faced. Back-to-back singles by Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper put the potential winning run at the plate in the form of Daniel Murphy, but Robertson was able to retire him on a fly ball on the first pitch of the at-bat. He has now successfully converted 14 of his first 16 save chances while registering a 4.18 ERA and 28/11 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 12:34 AM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Tuesday to earn his 13th save of the season.

Robertson fanned two in his clean inning of work. It was a perfect way to rebound after he allowed six runs over two-thirds of an inning in a disastrous loss to the Royals on Saturday. That meltdown inflated his ERA to 3.54, but Robertson has a 1.03 WHIP and 25/9 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings and remains one of the best closers going.
May 31 - 10:51 PM

David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Indians for his 12th save of the season.

With the White Sox holding a one-run lead, Robertson walked Rajai Davis to begin the ninth inning. Davis eventually stole second base, but Robertson managed to strike out Michael Martinez before getting Carlos Santana to ground out to end it. The 31-year-old is tied for the AL lead with 12 saves to go along with a 0.96 ERA and 22/7 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings.
May 23 - 8:49 PM

David Robertson notched his 11th save of the season Sunday as the White Sox beat the Royals 3-2.

Robertson needed just eight pitches to retire three batters and preserve Chicago's one-run lead. He struck out Kendrys Morales for the final out. Robertson has a tremendous 1.02 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings this season for the American League Central-leading White Sox.
May 22 - 5:25 PM

David Robertson was tagged with his second blown save of the season when he was charged with one run over 1 1/3 frames in an extra-innings win over the Rangers.

He actually blew the lead twice. Robertson allowed a game-tying double after relieving Nate Jones in the eighth inning and then gave up an RBI single to Hanser Alberto in the bottom of the ninth after the White Sox had re-taken the lead in the top of the frame. While not a great effort from Robertson, he still has 10 saves this season while putting up a 1.23 ERA.
May 10 - 12:33 AM

David Robertson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday to earn his ninth save.

Robertson has now allowed a lone run in 12 appearances on the year. The right-hander is asserting his spot among the league's elite closers, owning a 0.73 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio on the year.
May 3 - 11:30 PM

White Sox activated RHP David Robertson from the bereavement list.

Robertson was away from the club for a few days following the death of his father-in-law. Tommy Kahnle has been sent back to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.
May 1 - 11:27 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
2J.B. Shuck
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Justin Morneau
2Avisail Garcia
3Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Carson Fulmer
10Michael Ynoa
11Tommy Kahnle
12Anthony Ranaudo