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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 underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last week.
The procedure cleaned up a meniscus issue that Robertson had been dealing with for a while. He'll be back on his feet shortly and should be 100 percent for the start of spring training next February. Robertson posted a relatively disappointing 3.47 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 75/32 K/BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings this season as the White Sox closer. He's owed $12 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018. Nov 1 - 5:26 PM

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David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth inning to record a save in Sunday's win over the Indians.

All three punchouts were of the swinging variety, as Robertson went through the heart of the Indians' order to protect a three-run lead. The White Sox' closer has now converted 36 saves in 43 chances this season.
Sep 25 - 4:09 PM

David Robertson allowed a walk and a single in a scoreless ninth inning while securing his 35th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Robertson entered in the ninth with the White Sox holding a 7-4 lead. That would stand as the final when all was said and done, but not before a little bit of an adventure. The veteran closer opened the frame by walking J.D. Martinez and allowing a single to Justin Upton before settling in to record the next three outs without issue. For the season, Robertson is 35-of-42 in save chances and has pitched to a 3.68 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 67/31 K/BB ratio across 58 2/3 innings. He has walked at least one batter in five of his last 10 appearances.
Sep 7 - 6:35 PM

David Robertson allowed two baserunners but got out of trouble to earn his 34th save Tuesday against the Tigers.

Protecting a two-run lead, Robertson gave up a leadoff single and a one-out walk to bring the winning run to the plate, but a popout and a strikeout by the Tigers' eighth- and ninth-place hitters ended the threat. Despite the success, it certainly wasn't an inspiring outing from the 31-year-old, who has struggled off and on all year. With Tuesday's save, Robertson now has 34 saves in 41 chances to go with a 3.75 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 65/30 K/BB ratio over 57 2/3 innings.
Sep 6 - 11:40 PM

David Robertson took a loss Wednesday after yielding a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly to Tyler Collins in the bottom of the ninth inning at Detroit's Comerica Park.

Robertson was called on with the game tied 2-2 and couldn't push it to extras, surrendering a leadoff double to JaCoby Jones and the sac fly to Collins one batter later. Robertson has produced a disappointing 3.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season out of the White Sox bullpen.
Aug 31 - 4:09 PM

David Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday for his 32nd save of the season.

Robertson gave up a leadoff single to Yonder Alonso but retired the next three batters he faced, one (Stephen Vogt) via strikeout. The 31-year-old right-hander hit a rough patch a couple of weeks ago but seems to have found his groove again here in late August. He's sitting on a 3.81 season ERA and a 59/26 K/BB ratio in 52 innings.
Aug 21 - 5:33 PM

David Robertson tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his 28th save of the season.

Robertson struck out two batters in the frame and needed 16 pitches to lock down the victory. It was nice to see after he blew each of his last two save chances. The 31-year-old has disappointed with a 4.10 ERA and 25 walks in 48 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 12 - 11:12 PM

David Robertson blew his sixth save after giving up a run in the 11th inning Wednesday against the Royals.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura saved Robertson for the save opportunity, only to watch him fail to protect the one-run lead. Robertson's ERA stands at 4.18 now. Barring a really strong finish, it will be his highest mark since his partial rookie season in 2008.
Aug 11 - 1:10 AM

David Robertson allowed two hits and a run Tuesday against the Royals to take his fifth blown save of the season.

It was fairly mild, as blown saves go, as the Royals manufactured the run with two singles sandwiched around a stolen base. Still, it was the fifth blown save of the year for the 31-year-old, a number that can't be overlooked. Tuesday's story had a happy ending -- Robertson ended up getting the win as the White Sox prevailed in extras -- but his 4.08 ERA and 1.38 WHIP could have manager Robin Ventura thinking about alternatives as we head down the stretch.
Aug 10 - 1:13 AM

David Robertson closed out the Orioles on Saturday to earn his 27th save.

Robertson walked a batter but didn't allow any damage, getting a groundout and a double play to end the game. Robertson has now thrown five straight scoreless innings after some struggles in late July. The right-hander has a 3.97 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 51/23 K/BB ratio over 45 1/3 innings overall this season.
Aug 6 - 11:00 PM

David Robertson pitched a clean ninth inning to record his 25th save on Saturday.

Robertson has had a couple of blowups in the last two weeks but he didn't have any problems tonight. He has a 4.15 ERA due to the blowups but has a solid 51/22 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. His name is swirling in trade rumors this week.
Jul 30 - 11:04 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports theta a "very real chance" that the White Sox trade closer David Robertson.

He notes the Rangers, Nationals and Indians as three clubs in need of bullpen help who could be interested. If he is moved, Nate Jones could move into the closer's role, making him a nice stash for those speculating on saves.
Jul 30 - 9:59 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Nationals have scouted David Robertson and Wade Davis.

The Red Sox and Dodgers have also shown interest in Davis, though this is the first we've heard of anyone checking in on Robertson. The White Sox hurler has a strong track record but has fallen apart this month with a 9.39 ERA over 7 2/3 innings. The Nationals are looking to upgrade on struggling veteran Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning. They were one of several teams pursuing Aroldis Chapman before he landed with the Cubs.
Jul 28 - 7:28 PM

David Robertson gave up three solo homers in the top of the ninth inning Sunday versus the Tigers.

Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all went deep to tie the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied to win it in the bottom of the ninth, which actually gave Robertson his second win of the season. He has allowed seven earned runs in four innings since the All-Star break and now has a 4.58 ERA for the year. If the White Sox can find a team to take on his contract ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, they should probably pull the trigger.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

David Robertson gave up four runs in the ninth to take his third blown save Monday against the Mariners.

Though they did fine inventing cheap closers for several years, the White Sox decided to ante up $46 million for Robertson prior to last year. He's featured strong peripherals since, but he's blown 10 saves in 67 opportunities, essentially making him an average closer. The White Sox should have directed their efforts elsewhere.
Jul 19 - 1:26 AM

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