David Robertson RP CWS 1 week ago

Robertson struck out the side Saturday to earn the save over the Twins.

Robertson's forearm issues led to a shaky spring, but he looked like the closer the White Sox expected in his team debut Saturday. His lack of game action to this point was a function of the team starting 0-4. He should see more action moving forward.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 weeks ago

Robertson (forearm) threw a scoreless inning against the Indians on Sunday.

Both Robertson's apparent health and apparent effectiveness were positive outcomes from Sunday's outing. He enters 2015 as the White Sox's undisputed closer, and he should be one of the AL's top closers if healthy.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 weeks ago

Robertson (forearm) will pitch Sunday against the Indians, the White Sox's official site reports.

Robertson has been feeling a little soreness of late, but it does not appear to be cause for concern yet. Hopefully we start to see some more effective box scores from him once the soreness subsides.

David Robertson RP CWS 3 weeks ago

Robertson is battling some soreness in his arm, though he did throw a bullpen session Thursday, ESPN Chicago reports.

There is no real reason for concern here, as Robertson appears to be dealing with only some routine soreness. However, if it persists into next week, the White Sox may become more concerned.

David Robertson RP CWS 1 month ago

Robertson gave up a homer to Todd Frazier in Wednesday's spring training game and has a 9.82 ERA so far this spring.

It's too early to get too alarmed, given the tiny sample size. However, in addition to the high ERA, Robertson has walked four while striking out just two batters so far this spring.

David Robertson RP CWS 4 months ago

Robertson signed a four-year deal with the White Sox on Monday worth at least $40 million, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

Robertson declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees earlier in November allowing him to take offers from elsewhere. With Robertson taking the reins as Chicago's new closer, Dellin Betances seems like the probable closer for the Yankees moving forward.

David Robertson RP CWS 5 months ago

Robertson declined the $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees on Monday, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports.

Robertson has decided to seek out a long-term deal rather than agree to a one-year deal with the Yankees with a high pay grade. He will likely receive less on an annual basis that the $15.3 million he would make in 2015, but should have more security. The Yankees probably still remain an option for Robertson, but if he goes elsewhere, Dellin Betances could take over his closer role in New York.

David Robertson RP CWS 5 months ago

The Yankees officially extended Robertson a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Robertson did an admirable job replacing Mariano Rivera as the Yankees' end-gamer in 2014, converting 39-of-44 save opportunities with a 3.08 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, .192 BAA and 96:23 K:BB over 64.1 innings. He's now faced with the decision whether to take the $15.3 million for one year with no guarantees for the future or seek a longer deal with more security but a lesser average annual value, but if Robertson accepts the offer, he could be the first major leaguer to do so. The Yankees could also end up signing Robertson to a multi-year deal, but if he ends up walking, Dellin Betances would likely be promoted to the ninth-inning role in 2015.

David Robertson RP CWS 7 months ago

Robertson struck out a pair and recorded a scoreless inning against the Red Sox on Friday night to pick up his 39th save of the season.

With free agency on tap this winter, Robertson may be coveted by other clubs to the point where the Yankees could opt to let him depart and turn their ninth-inning role over to Dellin Betances. He'll look to reach the 40-save plateau in one of the two remaining contests this weekend, but the Yankees may hold him back from Saturday's game as he's pitched on consecutive days and three of the past four.

David Robertson RP CWS 7 months ago

Robertson suffered his fifth blown save of the season Thursday, surrendering three runs against Baltimore. He ended up getting the win when Derek Jeter hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

Robertson could not protect a three-run lead, allowing homers to Adam Jones and Steve Pearce. He needed 24 pitches to complete his outing, so there is a small possibility that he might not be available Friday.