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September 25, 2021 07:48 PM
Rays' David Robertson: Solid as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson allowed a walk and struck out one batter in an inning of work as the opener in Friday's win over Miami.

Robertson threw just five of 13 pitches for strikes but managed to work through a scoreless inning. The 36-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 5.00 through nine innings this season.

September 23, 2021 06:56 PM
Rays' David Robertson: Serving as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson will serve as an opener in Friday's game against the Marlins, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Robertson tossed a scoreless relief inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, and he'll begin Friday's series opener on the mound for the Rays. Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough is expected to serve as the primary pitcher.

September 13, 2021 03:20 PM
Rays' David Robertson: Knocked around Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson was charged with a blown save in Sunday's extra-innings loss to the Tigers, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits while recording a strikeout over one inning.

Entrusted with a 5-2 lead when he entered in the eighth inning, Robertson faltered immediately by allowing the first four batters he faced to reach safely, a stretch that culminated in Miguel Cabrera's two-run single. Robertson would go on to yield the tying run with the aid of a Brett Phillips throwing error, saddling the 36-year-old with his first blown save of the season. Having been robbed of most of the last two seasons by injury, Robertson's stint with the Rays had started promisingly enough prior to Sunday with three scoreless one-inning outings and an 8:2 K:BB in four trips to the mound.

September 1, 2021 02:44 PM
Rays' David Robertson: Officially recalled Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Robertson signed a minor-league deal with the Rays on Aug. 16, and he struck out 12 in six scoreless innings across six relief appearances at Triple-A Durham. The right-hander will now be available to make his first major-league appearance since 2019 after he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. While Robertson will likely serve as a low-leverage reliever early on, he could be in consideration for some high-leverage chances if he continues to perform well.

September 1, 2021 05:08 AM
Rays' David Robertson: Expected to be called up Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson has been added to Tampa Bay's taxi squad and is expected to be called up from Triple-A Durham when rosters expand to 28 players Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Robertson inked a minor-league contract with the Rays on Aug. 16. Tommy John surgery has limited the veteran right-hander to just seven major-league innings since the beginning of 2019, but his excellent track record still makes him an intriguing addition to an already-strong bullpen. Robertson figures to see the bulk of his work in lower-leverage innings initially, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him earn some work in key spots if he's able to pitch well during his first few outings.

August 16, 2021 06:32 PM
Rays' David Robertson: Inks deal with Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson signed a major-league contract with the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Robertson has a long and excellent track record, saving 137 games at the highest level while producing a 2.90 ERA in 663.2 innings of work. He's now 36 years old and has made just seven MLB appearances since the start of the 2019 season, however, missing almost the entirety of his two years in the Phillies' organization due to Tommy John surgery. He failed to find a deal with a big-league club over the winter and wound up making just two appearances in the Atlantic League and three more for Team USA in Tokyo during the Summer Olympics, where he recorded a pair of saves despite allowing two runs in three innings. He'll go to Triple-A Durham for now but should be in the big-league bullpen before too long, though the fact that he went unsigned until mid-August seemingly indicates that a high-leverage role down the stretch is unlikely.

February 4, 2021 11:20 AM
David Robertson: Set to throw for teams
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Robertson (elbow) will have a throwing showcase for scouts on Feb. 11, Mark Feinsand of reports.

The 35-year-old covered 6.2 innings for the Phillies during 2019 and required Tommy John surgery in August of that year, leading to the team declining his $12 million club option for 2021 earlier this offseason. Robertson last saw extensive action in 2018 with the Yankees an delivered a 3.23 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 91:26 K:BB over 69.2 innings while recording five saves and 21 holds. Assuming all goes well in the showcase, he shouldn't have a problem securing at least a minor-league deal somewhere for the upcoming campaign.

January 21, 2021 03:52 PM
David Robertson: Throws bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) threw a bullpen Thursday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Robertson was shut down at the end of August after a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and his team option was declined by the Phillies after the end of the 2020 season. The right-hander's bullpen session was his first of the offseason, although he's planning a showcase for teams in early February. Robertson underwent his procedure in August of 2019 and could return to game action early in the 2021 campaign if he's able to find a roster spot during the offseason.

October 30, 2020 01:40 PM
David Robertson: Heads to open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) became a free agent after the Phillies declined his team option Friday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Rather than pay the veteran $12 million for his services next season, the Phillies will pay him a $2 million buyout to get his contract off the books. The 35-year-old righty will wind up making $184,000 per pitch over the course of his contract with the Phillies, as he landed on the injured list after throwing just 6.2 innings in 2019 and wound up requiring Tommy John surgery. He underwent the procedure late enough into that year that he was unable to return at any point in 2020. Injury and age risk will certainly suppress Robertson's market this winter, though there should still be plenty of interest in a pitcher with a career 2.90 ERA and 137 saves.

August 29, 2020 11:32 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Set to miss remainder of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) won't throw for another six weeks and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Robertson recently faced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery that forced him to be shut down. It's unclear if he'll be ready for spring training in 2021.

August 28, 2020 05:28 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Shut down after setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) suffered a setback and has been shut down from throwing, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

The 35-year-old appeared to be nearing the end of his recovery from Tommy John surgery as he advanced to throwing live batting practice earlier this month, but it's now possible he's unable to return this season. Robertson is scheduled to meet with the team in the near future to determine the next course of action.

August 21, 2020 05:24 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Live BP on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) will throw a live batting practice session Saturday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

The veteran right-hander completed a bullpen session Thursday as he continue his recovery from Tommy John surgery in August 2019. Robertson could take the mound for the Phillies sometime this season if he continues to progress without any setbacks.

August 11, 2020 06:44 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Heading to secondary site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) will throw in Philadelphia within the next few days before heading to the team's alternate training site, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Robertson is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent back in August of 2019. If his recovery continues smoothly, he'll have a shot to pitch at some point late this season, though the Phillies have yet to announce a target date for his return.

April 30, 2020 08:20 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Potentially benefitting from delay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) could be helped by the delayed start to the regular season, as previous reports from Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic indicated he hoped to be back from Tommy John surgery around the midpoint of the season's original schedule.

Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery back in August of 2019, so his goal of being back halfway through the campaign may have always been overly ambitious. Still, if the season extends into October and beyond, there's a much greater chance of the veteran making an impact than had previously seemed possible. Robertson has thrown just 6.2 innings for the Phillies since singing a two-year, $23 million deal with the team prior to the 2019 campaign, but he has 137 career saves to his name and could potentially add a handful more if and when he returns.

February 12, 2020 11:16 AM
Phillies' David Robertson: Moved to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies will place Robertson (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

The move is merely procedural, as Robertson is already slated to be sidelined well beyond the minimum 60 days while he recovers from the Tommy John surgery he required last August. Per Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic, Robertson is optimistic that he'll be able to contribute for the Phillies at some point in the second half, but he'll have several hurdles in the rehab process to clear before a target return date emerges. Philadelphia officially signed reliever Tommy Hunter on Wednesday to take Robertson's spot on the 40-man roster.

February 11, 2020 10:36 AM
Phillies' David Robertson: Could return in second half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) could return sometime in the second half, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery in August. A typical recovery timeline from the procedure takes at least one year, but that still leaves the veteran time to return for at least the last month of the season if he's on the shorter end of that time frame. In theory, Robertson could add to his 137 career saves if and when he returns, but he won't be back in action for long enough that he should be drafted in single-season leagues.

August 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson had Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2020 season, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies signed Robertson to a two-year, $23 million deal in January and will wind up getting just 6.2 innings out of him over the life of that contract.

July 31, 2019 04:00 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Needs surgery, done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) will require season-ending surgery to repair his injured flexor tendon, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Robertson is headed for a second opinion to determine the extent of the surgery; there's a possibility the veteran right-hander could need Tommy John surgery, which would put his status for the 2020 season in doubt. He's been sidelined since mid-April with a flexor strain.

July 27, 2019 06:48 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Status still murky
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) remains without a timetable for his return, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. "He's progressing," manager Gabe Kapler said. "He's just still not progressing as fast as we all had hoped he would."

Robertson has been sidelined since mid-April with a flexor strain, and a return for the veteran right-hander does not appear imminent. Hector Neris should continue to see the majority of save opportunities for Philadelphia with Robertson sidelined.

June 30, 2019 06:32 PM
Phillies' David Robertson: Completes bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Robertson (elbow) threw about 20 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

It's Robertson's first bullpen session since he landed on the injured list with the flexor strain in mid-April, and he still has significant work to do in building up his velocity. The 34-year-old has another session scheduled for Wednesday, and if all goes well, he could return to the Phillies toward the end of July.

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