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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 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

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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

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports that the Nationals have been in touch with several teams about their closers.

Bowden writes that the Nationals believe Koda Glover can be their long-term answer at closer, but they aren't sure he's ready right now. Not surprisingly, Bowden mentions White Sox closer David Robertson and Rays closer Alex Colome among the possible trade options, but he adds that they haven't been able to meet either team's lofty asking prices. We expect to hear more about this situation as the season moves along.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 24 - 1:21 PM

David Robertson got some work in a non-save situation on Sunday and wound up allowing a run on a hit and walk in his inning against the Indians.

Most closers struggle in on-save situations, and Robertson has been no exception in his career. Even so, he sports a terrific 1.35 ERA and 12/3 K/BB ratio through 6 2/3 innings on the season and has converted each of his first four save opportunities.
Apr 23 - 5:39 PM

David Robertson walked two batters -- including one with the bases loaded -- but hung on to collect a save against the Yankees.

Robertson relieved Miguel Gonzalez with two on and one out in the ninth and a four-run lead. He walked Jacoby Ellsbury to load the bases before getting Matt Holliday to go down swinging. Robertson then walked in Starlin Castro to force in a run, although he got a tough break when a check-swing call went against him. Aaron Judge when came up as the go-ahead run but grounded into a fielder's choice. Robertson hasn't been charged with a run yet this season and remains a likely mid-year trade candidate.
Apr 18 - 9:42 PM

David Robertson tossed a scoreless 10th inning with two strikeouts to secure the save in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Robertson came on in the bottom of the 10th trying to secure a 3-1 victory for the White Sox. He did so in smooth enough fashion, striking out Max Kepler and Miguel Sano to record the first two outs and then inducing a Joe Mauer grounder to end the contest. Robertson is now 3-for-3 in save opportunities. He has yet to allow a run in five innings of work and has struck out 10 in that space.
Apr 16 - 7:48 PM

David Robertson tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday against the Twins for his second save of the season.

Robertson struck out two batters and needed just 12 pitches to get through the frame. He has thrown four scoreless innings to begin the year, allowing just one hit and no walks to go along with eight strikeouts. Robertson is one of the more obvious trade chips in the game, so Nate Jones remains the logical name to monitor in this bullpen in fantasy leagues.
Apr 15 - 12:57 AM

David Robertson struck out two batters in a clean ninth inning to earn his first save of the season on Wednesday.

He came on with a one-run lead to start the ninth against the bottom of the Indians' batting order. He induced a ground out from the leadoff batter before fanning the next two to end the game. Robertson now has six strikeouts without allowing a run through three innings on the young season.
Apr 12 - 9:44 PM

David Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Sunday versus the Twins.

Robertson struck out two of the three batters he faced in an impressive ninth-pitch frame, but Chicago was trailing 4-1 at the time and couldn't muster any more offense. It was the first appearance of the season for the White Sox closer.
Apr 9 - 6:36 PM

David Robertson fanned one batter in a clean inning of work against the Brewers on Friday.

He was making his fifth appearance of spring training and his second since returning to camp after helping lead Team USA to a championship in the World Baseball Classic. Robertson gave up just one run in five official Cactus League innings. He will serve as the rebuilding White Sox' closer again this year. He has been frequently mentioned in trade rumors and remains likely to be moved at some point this season.
Mar 31 - 11:38 PM

David Robertson worked a scoreless inning Sunday in his Cactus League debut against the Rockies.

Robertson entered in the top of the fifth and promptly gave up a ground-rule double to Rockies outfielder Jordan Patterson, but he induced a flyout from Pat Valaika, struck out Mike Tauchman, and got Rafael Ynoa to hit into an easy groundout. Yeah, those aren't exactly stars. There has been talk of a looming Robertson trade since the offseason began, but as it stands he projects to open the 2017 season as the closer on the south side of Chicago.
Feb 26 - 8:07 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, there's still "belief" that the Nationals could acquire David Robertson from the White Sox.

Talks have died down in recent days but Cafardo feels those discussions could be revisited. The Nationals should be motivated to trade one of their catchers after signing Matt Wieters to a two-year deal. Perhaps that will be enough to swing a deal. Derek Norris is a bigger name but prospect Pedro Severino might be more appealing to the White Sox.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 25 - 8:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
7Mike Pelfrey
8David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Tommy Kahnle
5Michael Ynoa
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Anthony Swarzak
9Chris Beck
10Juan Minaya
11Gregory Infante