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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 recorded his first save of the 2018 season on Saturday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead against the Indians.
With Aroldis Chapman unavailable, the Yankees turned to the next man up in their phenomenal setup corps and Robertson came through with flying colors. He sports a 3.12 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 21/3 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings on the season. May 5 - 4:18 PM

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David Robertson has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut because he's been getting over a bout with food poisoning.

Robertson will throw a simulated game Tuesday and hopes to be cleared for game action after that. He has plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mar 4 - 11:48 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that David Robertson is unavailable to pitch in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Robertson threw 2 2/3 innings in Wednesday's ALDS Game 5 clincher, so the Yanks will give him another day of rest. Girardi noted that he'd have to check with Aroldis Chapman, who threw two frames Wednesday, before knowing whether his closer would be available. It would be a surprise if Chapman weren't available.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he intends to stay away from both Chad Green and David Robertson in Thursday's Game 1 against the Indians.

Green threw 41 pitches Tuesday, while Robertson threw 52 in 3 1/3 innings. Robertson indicated that he's ready to pitch, but it'd seem like it'd take desperation for Girardi to go that route. Tommy Kahnle is expected to be available after throwing 29 pitches in 2 1/3 innings Tuesday.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 04:58:00 PM

David Robertson pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in the Yankees' 8-4 win over the Twins in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game.

Yankees starter Luis Severino failed to make it out of the top of the first inning, but the Yankees' big bats mustered a quick response to tie the game in the bottom of the first and the deep and talented New York bullpen excelled the rest of the way. Robertson entered to pitch the Yankees out of a jam in the top of the third and didn't leave the game until there were two outs on the board in the top of the sixth. It was the longest outing of his career and he tallied a personal-best five strikeouts, earning his fourth postseason win. Up next for the Yanks is a five-game ALDS matchup with the top-seeded Indians.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 12:02:00 AM

David Robertson worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief Monday in the Yankees' victory over the Rays.

Robertson entered the game in the bottom of the fifth and pitched the Yankees out of a jam created by starter CC Sabathia. The setup man wound up striking out four of the nine batters he faced and he was credited with his eighth win of the 2017 season.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 11:07:00 PM

David Robertson punched out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Mets on Wednesday.

He allowed Amed Rosario to reach base on a wild-pitch strikeout but was spotless other than that. Robertson was trotted out for the ninth inning because regular closer Aroldis Chapman was unavailable due to a tender hamstring. This was Robertson's first save since joining the Yankees in a deadline trade with the White Sox. He has 14 saves overall with a 2.25 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 48 innings.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Yankees acquired RHP David Robertson, 3B/1B Todd Frazier, and RHP Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for OF Blake Rutherford, LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Tito Polo, and RHP Tyler Clippard.

This is a tough one for Robertson owners, as the 32-year-old right-hander is going to work in a setup role for the Yankees. He was in the midst of his best season in a White Sox uniform, boasting a 2.70 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 47/11 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings. Robertson is owed around $18 million on a deal that runs through 2018.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 12:19:00 AM

David Robertson worked a perfect ninth inning for his 13th save of the season on Saturday at Colorado.

Robertson was very effective, striking out two batters in the tidy 13-pitch effort. The closer has racked up four scoreless innings over his past four appearances. He has not allowed an earned run over his past eight save opportunities dating back to April 29, while he has posted a 5.25 ERA over his past 11 appearances in non-save chances.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 02:34:00 AM

White Sox activated RHP David Robertson from the paternity leave list.

Robertson will return to the White Sox bullpen for Friday night's series opener at Coors Field, following a scheduled team off day Thursday. He missed a couple of games to welcome his second child.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 02:04:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP David Robertson on the paternity leave list.

Robertson left the team to be present for the birth of his second child. Tommy Kahnle will fill in at closer for a couple of days.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 12:46:00 PM

David Robertson is not traveling with the White Sox on their trip to Oakland, to stay with his wife for the birth of their second child.

He'll presumably be placed on the paternity leave list and could miss the entire series. Tommy Kahnle should see save chances in his absence.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 06:46:00 PM

David Robertson allowed just one walk over two hitless and scoreless innings while striking out four batters in Saturday's game in Cleveland.

Robertson has rebounded with three innings of scoreless relief over his past two appearances after allowing three runs in a loss June 4 in Detroit. He occasionally has a rough patch, but more often than not he gets the job done. Robertson has struck out 20 batters over the past 15 2/3 innings dating back to April 26.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:28:00 AM

David Robertson notched a scoreless ninth inning to record his ninth save of the season Tuesday in Tampa.

Robertson needed just 11 pitches to retire the side as he protected a two-run lead, getting a groundout, flyout and strikeout. The closer has had two rough outings since the beginning of May, but in his other nine appearances he's allowed just two baserunners and no runs.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 11:13:00 PM

David Robertson took a loss Sunday after yielding a walkoff three-run homer to Justin Upton in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Robertson was called into a tie game and couldn't push it to extras. He plunked the first batter he faced, intentionally walked J.D. Martinez, and then served up the decisive dinger to Upton. Robertson's season ERA jumped from 2.29 to 3.54 in the poor appearance at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
2B1Gleyber Torres
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Miguel Andujar
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
2Clint Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Domingo German
6Jonathan Loaisiga
7Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Chad Green
5Jonathan Holder
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8A.J. Cole
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa