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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
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David Robertson collected his 19th save despite loading the bases with Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Friday.
Robertson induced a fly-out to right from Devon Travis before walking Darwin Barney. Ezequiel Carrera and Josh Donaldson both got cheap singles to load the bases. Robertson then fanned Edwin Encarnacion and got Michael Saunders to pop out to end the game. Robertson has walked too many batters to be dominant this year but has still been very effective, blowing only two saves. He remains locked in as the White Sox closer. Jun 25 - 12:51 AM

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David Robertson struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning against the Red Sox on Monday to earn his 17th save.

Robertson gave up a harmless two-out single to David Ortiz, but he struck out Hanley Ramirez to end the threat and the game. The save chance came a day after Robertson sustained his first loss of the season on Sunday. He's got a 3.81 ERA and 1.41 WHIP to go with 32 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings on the year.
Jun 20 - 11:30 PM

White Sox closer David Robertson shut down the Royals with a clean ninth inning for his 15th save on Friday.

Robertson struck out a batter and did not allow any baserunners. He hasn't been quite as dominant this year as his 4.01 ERA is quite a bit higher than his 2.96 career ERA. His walk rate is higher than usual and his strikeout rate, while still very good at 10.58 K/9, is not as elite as the last few years. He is a good bet to remain the closer on the south side despite a few early hiccups.
Jun 11 - 1:36 AM

David Robertson was a bit shaky in the ninth inning on Thursday, but managed fire a scoreless frame and escape with his 14th save of the season.

Robertson came on with a two-run advantage and quickly retired the first two hitters that he faced. Back-to-back singles by Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper put the potential winning run at the plate in the form of Daniel Murphy, but Robertson was able to retire him on a fly ball on the first pitch of the at-bat. He has now successfully converted 14 of his first 16 save chances while registering a 4.18 ERA and 28/11 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 12:34 AM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets on Tuesday to earn his 13th save of the season.

Robertson fanned two in his clean inning of work. It was a perfect way to rebound after he allowed six runs over two-thirds of an inning in a disastrous loss to the Royals on Saturday. That meltdown inflated his ERA to 3.54, but Robertson has a 1.03 WHIP and 25/9 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings and remains one of the best closers going.
May 31 - 10:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
SS1Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
DH1Avisail Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3James Shields
4Carlos Rodon
5Miguel Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb
9Matt Purke
10Michael Ynoa
11Chris Beck