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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Robertson (groin) remains on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible on April 22.
Robertson has been throwing on flat ground and will throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since landing on the DL. Shawn Kelley has been closing for the Yankees in Robertson's absence but will go back to a setup role next week. Apr 16 - 10:51 AM

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David Robertson (groin) threw on flat ground Wednesday.

Robertson reported feeling "good" after the workout. He is aiming to return from his Grade 1 groin strain as soon as he is eligible -- which is April 22. Shawn Kelley is serving as the Yankees' primary closer for now.
Apr 9 - 4:36 PM

Yankees placed RHP David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the announcement after Monday's game. Shawn Kelley got the save in his absence in the home opener and would appear to be the logical pick-up in fantasy leagues.
Apr 7 - 4:31 PM

David Robertson allowed a single and a walk but hung on to convert his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Brett Lawrie picked up a one-out single and Adam Lind followed with a walk, but Robertson induced a popout and lineout to end it. He pitched three scoreless innings and nailed down both save chances in his first week as the Yankees' full-time closer.
Apr 6 - 4:32 PM

David Robertson is not available for the Yankees on Saturday after working in back-to-back games.

Robertson was warmed and ready to go in the ninth inning on Friday, and came on in the ninth-inning in a non-save situation after the Yankees pushed across an extra run with two outs in the top half of the inning. Shawn Kelley would get the call should a save situation arise on Saturday.
Apr 5 - 11:18 AM

David Robertson converted his first save chance in the post-Mariano Rivera era by pitching a perfect ninth Thursday against the Astros.

It was Robertson's ninth career save. The entire Yankees bullpen was stellar tonight, striking out five in 3 1/3 perfect innings.
Apr 3 - 11:43 PM

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that David Robertson will be the team's closer in 2014.

That has been the natural assumption for a while now, but the Yankees have been reluctant to officially name Robertson as Mariano Rivera's successor until now. "We are going to continue to look, but no doubt we have already spent a lot of money this offseason," said Steinbrenner. "I have a lot of confidence in Robertson and so does Joe [Girardi]. Robertson is going to be our closer, and I believe he will do a good job." Robertson has posted a 1.91 ERA and 12.0 K/9 over the past three seasons and has made strides with his control, so he has the potential to be a top-10 closer in fantasy leagues right away.
Jan 22 - 12:47 PM

Yankees avoided arbitration with RHP David Robertson by agreeing to a one-year, $5.215 million contract.

It was Robertson's final year of arbitration eligibility. After setting up for the great Mariano Rivera the last few years, Robertson is slated to take over as the Yankees' closer in 2014.
Jan 17 - 1:47 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he hasn't settled on David Robertson as the 2014 closer.

Mariano Rivera has retired, and replacing him will obviously be a tough task for the Yankees. "I’m not sure if Robertson is capable yet. He’s never done that before," Cashman said at the GM Meetings in Florida. "I think he’s earned the right to take a shot at it, and he very well may be the guy. But we’re not anointing him the guy."
Source: MLBlogs
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:29:00 PM

David Robertson, not Mariano Rivera, was called upon to protect a one-run lead in Friday's victory against the Astros.

As he often does, Robertson came through the inning unscathed, striking out one in the process. It was a passing of the torch moment for the Yankees, as Robertson is slated to take over as the Yankees primary closer next season with the departure of Mariano Rivera. He now owns a 5-1 record, 2.07 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 77/18 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings while converting three of his five save chances.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:30:00 PM

David Robertson struggled in his second appearance back Thursday, giving up three runs in the eighth against the Orioles.

Considering that Robertson just missed five days with a sore shoulder, it's pretty stunning that the Yankees used him for a second straight day Thursday. As poorly as it worked out, we wonder if we'll be hearing more about Robertson's shoulder in future days.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:21:00 AM

David Robertson (shoulder) expects to be available Wednesday.

Robertson threw a bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon and reported no issues with his right shoulder. He was diagnosed last week with right shoulder tendinitis.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 04:46:00 PM

David Robertson (shoulder) might not be available for the series against the Orioles.

Robertson was scheduled to play catch Monday, and he could be available soon based on how that went. The setup man is dealing with tendinitis in his shoulder, though it's considered to be a minor issue.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 08:30:00 PM

David Robertson (shoulder) said the he felt better on Saturday, but will still rest for the next 3-4 days before attempting to throw again.

Robertson was diagnosed with tendinitis in his shoulder after undergoing an MRI earlier in the week. Robertson also noted that he wasn't worried that his injury was significant, which is certainly an encouraging sign for his outlook the remainder of the season.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 11:06:00 AM

David Robertson (shoulder) will be shut down for the next 5-6 games due to tendinitis in his shoulder.

The 28-year-old righty has been outstanding in a setup role for the Yankees this season, posting a 4-1 record, 1.85 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 70/17 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings. The heir apparent to Mariano Rivera, Robertson may need to prove to the organization that he can remain healthy in order to be entrusted with the closer's role for the 2014 season.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
3Scott Sizemore
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Cesar Cabral