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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Thursday that David Robertson is expected to rejoin the team on Sunday.

Robertson was placed on the bereavement list. Ventura named Nate Jones, Matt Albers, and Zach Duke as closer options depending on the situation.
Apr 28 - 5:38 PM

White Sox placed RHP David Robertson on the bereavement list.

Robertson will be away from the club for 3-7 days following a death in the family. Nate Jones has been excellent in a setup role this season for the White Sox and should slide seamlessly into a fill-in closer role.
Apr 28 - 2:13 PM

David Robertson wiggled out of trouble Monday against the Blue Jays for his eighth save of the season.

Perhaps the save should go to Troy Tulowitzki. Robertson allowed a double to Jose Bautista with one out before issuing a two-out walk to Tulowitzki. Michael Saunders then followed with a chopper to the right side of the infield which Tulowitzki attempted to shield. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, it ended up hitting him to end the ballgame. Robertson is now 8-for-9 in save opportunities to go along with 0.96 ERA and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings.
Apr 25 - 11:28 PM

David Robertson tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to secure his sixth save of the season in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Angels.

Robertson was asked to come in with two outs in the eighth inning. The Angels had two runners aboard. He surrendered an RBI single to Rafael Ortega to shave the White Sox lead to 2-1, but prevented further damage. That run would be placed on the pitching line of reliever Nate Jones, rather than Robertson. The ninth inning was less eventful, with only a one-out infield single from Mike Trout causing any sort of stir. Robertson has yet to allow a run of his own this season and is now 6-for-6 in save chances.
Apr 20 - 5:41 PM

David Robertson struck out one in a perfect to earn his third save of the season in Monday's win over the Twins.

Robertson was facing 5-6-7 in the order while trying to protect a three-run lead, so it's not surprising it wound up being a stress-free save. He got a strikeout, a groundout and a foulout to close out the Twins. Robertson has allowed just one baserunner and no runs in his three outings this season.
Apr 11 - 8:12 PM

David Robertson struck out two batters in a perfect inning of relief Friday against the Cubs.

It was his second appearance of the spring. Robertson blew seven saves last season and finished with a 3.41 ERA, but he still missed plenty of bats and made some nice strides with his control. His fly ball rate continues to increase, which isn’t ideal in U.S. Cellular Field, but he’s capable of being a top-10 fantasy closer.
Mar 18 - 6:36 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:59:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 11:33:00 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.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:23:00 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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:12:00 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
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S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3Carlos Rodon
4Mat Latos
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Erik Johnson
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Matt Purke
10Tommy Kahnle