Robertson will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
Robertson will make his way to the big leagues after helping Triple-A Durham secure a minor-league championship trophy Tuesday evening. The 23-year-old hit .372 at the Triple-A level this season and will provide an infield bench bat for the Rays upon his arrival.
Robertson contributed four RBI in Triple-A Durham's International League championship-clinching 6-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
The 23-year-old smacked a two-run home run as part of his three-hit night, capping a short but stellar 2017 stint at Durham. Robertson slashed .372/.426/488 over 47 plate appearances with the Bulls, a marked improvement over the .211/.302/.340 line he generated in his first 223 plate appearances at the major-league level. Despite his struggles against big-league arms, Robertson remains a solid prospect that will look to make an impression in spring training next year.
Robertson was sent down to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Robertson will head to Triple-A following Tampa Bay's signing of utility infielder Danny Espinosa, but is a strong candidate to return to the Rays once rosters expand at the beginning of September. The 23-year-old has struggled since returning from the DL (neck) in early August, hitting just .125/.214/.167 while receiving minimal action in the field. On the season, Robertson is batting .211 with five home runs, 18 RBI and 20 runs in 66 games.
Robertson will start at shortstop and bat fifth Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After driving in a run and reaching base three times Tuesday, Robertson will be rewarded with a third straight start and a promotion upward in the lineup. Adeiny Hechavarria still looks to be manager Kevin Cash's preferred option at shortstop, but Hechevarria's poor production at the plate since he was acquired from the Marlins could allow Robertson to begin eating into his at-bats on a more regular basis.
Robertson went 2-for-4 with an RBI from a bases-loaded walk and also had a single, double and scored once in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Robertson wreaked some havoc out of the nine hole, producing his first multi-hit game since June 25. The 23-year-old shortsop has seen two consecutive starts but has taken the field on only four occasions out of a possible 11 games since returning from a stint on the DL due to neck spasms.
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