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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Robertson earned a four-out save Saturday as the White Sox beat the A's by a score of 4-3.
Robertson was called on in the bottom of the eighth inning to protect a flimsy one-run Chicago lead and he did what he's done all year: dominated the opposition. The right-hander boasts a 1.10 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 27/2 K/BB ratio over his first 16 1/3 innings with the Pale Hose. Saturday's save was his eighth of the season. May 17 - 12:31 AM

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Manager Robin Ventura said David Robertson was given Friday off simply because of his heavy workload earlier this week.

Robertson pitched Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so Ventura explained that he thought a second straight day off was needed Friday. That doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing physical going on -- Robertson did have some forearm soreness this spring -- but hopefully it just was the rest issue.
May 16 - 2:11 AM

David Robertson was held out of a save opportunity Friday against the Athletics.

Zach Duke instead pitched the ninth for his first save, barely escaping when a rundown between home and third accounted for the final out. That Robertson didn't pitch or even warm up certainly suggests an injury or illness was involved. We should hear more in a few.
May 16 - 1:47 AM

David Robertson threw a perfect ninth inning against the Brewers Tuesday to earn his sixth save of the season.

Robertson threw 11 strikes of 13 pitches, punching out two in the inning. It was a nice bounce-back appearance for the right-hander, who allowed his first earned run of the season his last time out. Robertson now has a 0.64 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 25/1 K/BB ratio over 14 innings of work.
May 12 - 11:29 PM

David Robertson had his first blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs in the ninth inning against the Reds.

Robertson had been a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities. And, for that matter, had not allowed a run this season. Both streaks of perfection came to an end after he gave up three straight hits to open the ninth--a pair of singles, followed by a two-run double by Zach Cozart to knot the contest at 3-3. The White Sox would win the game in the bottom of the inning via a Gordon Beckham single. Robertson holds a 23/1 K/BB and 0.69 ERA in 12 innings and despite Sunday's hiccup, remains a top closer.
May 10 - 5:32 PM

David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Tigers to earn his fourth save of the season Tuesday.

Robertson threw 10 strikes among his 13 pitches in the efficient outing. The right-hander still hasn't allowed a run and has given up just four hits and a walk through 10 appearances.
May 5 - 11:27 PM

David Robertson allowed two hits to the Royals on Sunday, but still managed to secure his third save of the season.

Robertson has yet to allow a run this season, though he played with fire in his latest save attempt. With the White Sox holding a 5-3 lead, Alex Gordon hit a one-out single. Robertson then fanned Salvador Perez before allowing a Paulo Orlando base-knock to put runners on first and second. The former Yankee survived, though, inducing an Omar Infante grounder to walk away with his third save of the season. Through seven innings, he's compiled a 14/1 K/BB to go with that sweet 0.00 ERA. He could contend for the league lead in saves when all is said and done.
Apr 26 - 6:22 PM

David Robertson struck out the side against the Indians to earn his second save of the season Tuesday.

Robertson fanned Jerry Sands, Brandon Moss and David Murphy to protect a three-run lead and earn the save. Robertson has given up just one hit and one walk while striking out eight in the first four innings of his White Sox career. With good stuff and a good offense behind him, Robertson could contend for the league lead in saves this season.
Apr 14 - 10:21 PM

David Robertson secured his first save with the White Sox on Saturday after hurling a perfect ninth inning against the Twins.

Robertson struck out the side on 15 pitches. The White Sox gave the 30-year-old a $46 million deal after he posted a 3.08 ERA with 39 saves and a 96/23 K/BB ratio across 64 1/3 innings last season with the Yankees. He's a clear-cut top-10 fantasy closer.
Apr 11 - 5:41 PM

David Robertson (forearm) felt good after his scoreless inning of work in Sunday's Cactus League contest.

Robertson got three ground ball outs and allowed a double in his inning of work. After the White Sox closer said he was "feeling better than I did earlier in camp. Just needed some time to get the soreness out." It looks as though he should be ready to go for Opening Day and can safely be selected among the second tier of closers in fantasy drafts.
Mar 29 - 6:07 PM

David Robertson (forearm) is scheduled to pitch Sunday.

Robertson has been dealing with some forearm soreness in camp, but as of now it doesn't appear to be anything major. If healthy, the right-hander will be the team's closer this season after saving 39 games for the Yankees in 2014.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 28 - 5:08 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura admitted Thursday that David Robertson has battled some forearm soreness this spring.

That might help explain Robertson's 7.71 Cactus League ERA. Ventura added that he's not concerned about the $46 million closer being ready for Opening Day, but this is obviously something to monitor. Robertson had a 3.08 ERA with 39 saves and a 96/23 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings last season with the Yankees. Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are presumably next in line for saves in Chicago, though they're not worth grabbing yet in non-holds leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:18 PM

David Robertson surrendered a two-run home run to Todd Frazier in his one inning of work as the White Sox downed the Reds 9-4 on Wednesday.

The White Sox were leading 5-1 at the time and managed to tack on more towards the end of the game, so it wasn't a big deal. Robertson has allowed runs in two of his four appearances to begin the spring. The 29-year-old did an excellent job replacing Mariano Rivera for the Yankees last season and the White Sox expect him to excel as their new closer starting this season. He posted a 3.08 ERA with 39 saves and a 96/23 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings in 2014.
Mar 18 - 7:39 PM

White Sox signed RHP David Robertson to a four-year, $46 million contract.

The deal was agreed to late Monday night and has now been made official after Robertson passed his pre-signing physical. The 29-year-old closer is due to make $10 million in 2015, $11 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017, and $13 million in 2018. He owns a 2.81 career ERA and saved 39 games for the Yankees in 2014.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:37:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that David Robertson will get $46 million over four years in his new contract with the White Sox.

It's not quite Papelbon money (four years and $50 million), but it's close enough. The bullpen was a trouble spot for Chicago this past season, but Robertson should be a stabilizing force at the end of games. The 29-year-old owns a 2.81 ERA in his career and was 39-for-44 in save opportunities in 2014.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Nate Jones
7Matt Albers
8Scott Carroll
9Hector Noesi