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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 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. Sep 11 - 11:07 PM

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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.
Aug 16 - 11:32 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.
Jul 19 - 12:19 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.
Jul 9 - 2:34 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.
Jul 6 - 2:04 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.
Jul 3 - 12:46 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.
Jul 2 - 6:46 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.
Jun 11 - 12:28 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.
Jun 6 - 11:13 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.
Jun 4 - 5:30 PM

David Robertson struck out a pair over a scoreless inning to notch his eighth save of the season in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Robertson knifed through Christian Vazquez, Jackie Bradley and Sandy Leon on 14 pitches with a strikeout, groundout and another strikeout. Robertson has been excellent this season with a 2.29 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 28/6 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings. He'll likely be closing for a contender come August.
May 29 - 6:21 PM

David Robertson struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 3-0 victory over the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

He punched out Andrew Romine and Alex Avila before inducing Miguel Cabrera to ground out to end the game. It was Robertson's sixth save of the campaign. He owns a 2.50 ERA with 26 strikeouts and six walks in 18 innings. He remains a candidate to be traded as the White Sox fade from contention.
May 27 - 5:50 PM

David Robertson was charged with a loss after giving up two runs in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Angels.

Robertson pitched a perfect 10th in a tie game and seemed poised for the win when the White Sox scored a run in the 11th. However, the bottom of the 11th proved disastrous. A groundball single started things, followed by two bloopers barely over the heads of infielders. The game was tied when Albert Pujols hit what should have been a routine fly to center. Leury Garcia had to play in, though, and stumbled over himself going back for the ball that ended up bouncing off his shoulder. It would have been a game-ending sac fly regardless, but just to add to the insult, the ball was ruled a hit.
May 17 - 2:23 AM

David Robertson vultured a win after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-4 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

He came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning in a tie game and struck out the first two batters he faced. He issued a walk to the next batter then induced Manuel Margot to fly out to right field to end the inning. The White Sox scored the winning run in the bottom of the inning to grant Robertson his second win of the season. He has a 2.13 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. He has saved five games in six chances.
May 13 - 11:07 PM

David Robertson suffered his first blown save of the season on Saturday, allowing a pair of runs in the ninth inning against the Tigers.

Robertson earned a victory for his performance after the White Sox scored a pair of runs in the top half of the 10th inning. He even stuck around to finish the 10th, acting as his own closer. Even with this rough outing, he still sports a terrific 2.89 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 15/3 K/BB ratio through 9 2/3 innings on the season.
Apr 29 - 4:49 PM

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C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Erik Kratz
1B1Greg Bird
2Chase Headley
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Matt Holliday
2Clint Frazier
3Miguel Andujar
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3Sonny Gray
4CC Sabathia
5Jaime Garcia
6Jordan Montgomery
7Luis Cessa
8Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3David Robertson
4Tommy Kahnle
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Giovanny Gallegos
10Ben Heller
11Caleb Smith
12Jonathan Holder
13Domingo German