David Robertson

#30 RP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Phillies' David Robertson: Not viewed as traditional closer

      David Robertson, who signed a two-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, is not expected to be used as a traditional closer in 2019, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Instead, it sounds like the Phillies will use the veteran reliever in a more versatile high-leverage relief role, which suggests manager Gabe Kapler could once again mix and match in the ninth-inning (rather than settle on one closer) in order to leverage matchups. While Robertson could still possibly emerge as the primary closer at some point in 2019, he's worth considering in mixed-leagues even without a full-time closer gig given his strong ratios and impressive strikeout rate (3.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 across 69.2 innings in 2018).

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      Phillies' David Robertson: Headed to Philadelphia

      David Robertson signed to a two-year, $23 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. The deal also includes a third-year club option worth $12 million.As expected, Robertson opted to stick in the northeast after ending the 2018 season in New York. The 33-year-old is coming off another solid season in which he posted a 3.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 across 69.2 innings. Given his proven track record in the ninth inning -- he recorded north of 30 saves in three straight seasons with the White Sox from 2014-2016 -- Robertson figures to be the favorite (over incumbent Seranthony Dominguez) to emerge as Philadelphia's closer in 2019. Even without a full-time closer role, however, Robertson is still rosterable in mixed-league formats thanks to his strong ratios and impressive strikeout rate, and the Phillies could opt to mix and match in order to leverage matchups in the late innings, rather than settle on one closer.

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      David Robertson: Looking for three years

      David Robertson is looking to sign a three-year deal while interested clubs want to keep any deal at two years, George A. King of the New York Post reports.Robertson is hoping to stay in the northeast and has at least two regional suitors, with Boston and Philadelphia both looking to add the erstwhile closer.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Secures save against Tigers

      David Robertson picked up his fifth save of the season Friday against the Tigers, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out the side in a scoreless ninth inning.Robertson was called upon after Dellin Betances blew Thursday's save opportunity, and the veteran right-hander delivered, working around a leadoff single and a walk to secure the victory. The 33-year-old has now converted both of his save opportunities since Aroldis Chapman (knee) landed on the DL, allowing just two hits while striking out eight across four scoreless innings over that stretch. He'll continue to share the ninth inning with Betances and Zach Britton, who picked up the win Friday after entering in the eighth with the score tied 4-4, while Chapman is out.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Bags save against Orioles

      David Robertson picked up the save against the Orioles on Sunday, firing a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the New York Yankees' 5-3 victory. He struck out two and walked one.Robertson is on a closer committee with Aroldis Chapman (knee) on the disabled list and he got the nod in this contest, responding with a clean effort that resulted in his fourth save of the season. He should be good for the occasional save while Chapman is out, but he's sharing the role with Zach Britton and Dellin Betances, so it's hard to say how consistently he'll be the one called on for ninth-inning duties.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Back in action Friday

      David Robertson (shoulder) gave up two runs (both unearned) in his last appearance Friday against the Orioles.The right-hander had been dealing with some shoulder soreness, though the New York Yankees deemed him healthy enough to make an appearance Friday. Though the home run was unfortunate for the team, the fact that Robertson didn't allow an earned run meant that his ERA dropped to 3.05 on the season. Now that he's healthy, he's expected to be part of a closer committee with Zach Britton and Dellin Betances while Aroldis Chapman (knee) is sidelined.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Could get saves when healthy

      David Robertson (shoulder) is doing better but likely remains unavailable Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. When healthy, Robertson will form part of a temporary closer in the absence of Aroldis Chapman (knee), according to Jack Curry of YES Network.The length of Chapman's absence won't be known until after he undergoes an MRI, but until he returns, Robertson, Dellin Betances and Zach Britton are expected to split save opportunities. That could mean Britton getting the call when a run of lefties is up with Betances and Robertson battling for opportunities against righties. Betances has posted a stellar 0.82 ERA with a 19:1 K:BB since the All-Star break, though Robertson's 3.18 ERA and 16:4 K:BB are perfectly adequate, and he also has more closing experience with 135 career saves compared to 32 for his teammate.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Unavailable Tuesday

      David Robertson was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday's game against the Marlins due to a sore right shoulder, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.The extra-inning affair may have provided a save chance for Robertson with closer Aroldis Chapman exiting the 12th inning with a knee injury, but Robertson's shoulder has been tender for a few days. The New York Yankees don't seem overly concerned about the right-hander, which could prove significant if Chapman is forced to miss any time. Robertson's availability for Wednesday's game remains unclear, but Thursday's scheduled off day provides a chance for some additional rest if the team opts to remain cautious.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Slams door for second save

      David Robertson tossed a perfect inning and struck out one Sunday against the Blue Jays, as he picked up his second save of the season.Robertson was tagged with the loss July 2 after surrendering two runs (one earned) on a home run, but he's bounced back to put together two straight scoreless outings. He'll likely continue to see high-leverage innings moving forward, as he sits with a 3.35 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with an impressive 48:13 K:BB over 40.1 innings.

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      Yankees' David Robertson: Grabs first save

      David Robertson earned his first save of the season Saturday against Cleveland, throwing one scoreless inning with a pair of strikeouts and one hit allowed.Robertson came into the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning after closer Aroldis Chapman was used the previous two days. He got in little trouble other than a one-out double to Edwin Encarnacion. He now has a 21:3 K:BB and 3.12 ERA in 17.1 innings. The veteran is one of the more steady setup men in the league, though it will likely take an injury to Aroldis Chapman for him to get regular save opportunities.