David Robertson RUMORS & NEWS

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    White Sox place David Robertson on bereavement list and recall Carlos Sanchez from AAA Charlotte.

  • White Sox could further explore Robertson trade in offseason

    CSN Chicago "His placement on revocable waivers didn’t catch White Sox closer David Robertson by surprise. Almost everyone lands on the waiver wire in August. But Robertson said Tuesday he didn’t expect his name would be made public as several outlets reported, including CBSSports.com and USA Today. The..." September 02

  • Yanks put in claim on their ex closer Robertson; trade seems unlikely

    CBS Sports "Looking to enhance their already superb bullpen, the Yankees have put in on a claim on White Sox closer David Robertson, and will find out by Monday afternoon whether they have any chance at all to re-acquire their former reliever – though as of Sunday night it appeared unlikely he's going..." August 31

  • White Sox revoke waivers, keep closer Robertson

    Covers.com "Closer David Robertson will not return to the New York Yankees. The Chicago White Sox slammed the door on reunion talk Monday, the deadline for waiver trade agreements, when they revoked waivers on Robertson and retained their ninth-inning reliever. He has three years and $38 million..." August 31

  • White Sox closer David Robertson calls Angels manager Mike Scioscia 'bush league'

    Chicago Tribune "David Robertson said he doesn’t like to show anger, but the White Sox closer was pretty mad about a wild ninth inning Wednesday night in the Sox’s 3-2, 13-inning victory over the Angels. Afterward, Robertson called Angels manager Mike Scioscia “very bush league” for arguing after a review was..." August 13

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    David Robertson threw in bullpen today. Went well. He has experienced some regular ST soreness. But Robin Ventura doesn't sound concerned.

  • David Robertson thinks White Sox will be better than Yankees

    CSN Chicago "To the critics who believe the White Sox overpaid to sign David Robertson to a 4-year, $46 million contract this off-season, Robertson has a very clear message for them: “I guess I'll have to show them I'm worth it,” said the new White Sox closer. If you didn’t know by now, Robertson is one..." January 28

  • David Robertson tells News he doesn’t 'feel any resentment toward the Yankees’

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may have dissed David Robertson, deciding to not make him an offer to return as their closer, but Robertson says he has no hard feelings about it. “I’m not disappointed," he told the Daily News on Wednesday in his first comments since signing with the White Sox on Monday night. “I..." December 11

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Yankees never made an official offer to David Robertson. So he wasn't picking between White Sox and Yankees.

  • David Robertson using the Astros for leverage: sources

    New York Post "The Astros are telling people they are getting used by David Robertson and his representative. Multiple employees of other big league clubs said Tuesday the Astros believe Robertson’s interest in the Astros serves another purpose other than leaving The Bronx for Houston. “They think he is..." December 03

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    if astros dont get robertson, they may turn to sergio romo

  • David Robertson’s road to a $50 million pay day

    New York Post "Free agent closer David Robertson’s situation is tied to what another free agent reliever receives and teams being wary of the right-hander’s desire for a four-year pact worth $50 million after he proved replacing Mariano Rivera wasn’t a daunting task. An AL talent evaluator believes Robertson..." November 21

  • Robertson seeks 'Papelbon money'

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees free-agent closer David Robertson turned down the chance to have the highest closer salary for one season in baseball history. Now he has his eyes on the largest contract ever given to a reliever. Robertson is looking for "Papelbon money" in initial talks with teams, a baseball..." November 12

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    David Robertson has turned down the Yankees qualifying offer.

  • Yanks expected to make D-Rob $15.3M offer

    ESPN New York "The Yankees are expected to make closer David Robertson the $15.3 million qualifying offer prior to Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, according to a source with knowledge of the club’s thinking. Robertson will have one week to decide if he wants to accept it. Robertson, 29, could become the first..." November 03

  • Yankees' Robertson likely to get qualifying offer, Kuroda iffy to get one

    CBS Sports "The Yankees appear to be leaning strongly toward extending the $15.3-million qualifying offer to star closer David Robertson, and while they haven't made the ultimate call on veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda, they don't seem especially likely to make him the same offer. The Yankees very much want..." November 03

  • Why David Robertson likely will remain a Yankee in 2015

    New York Post "The qualifying offer figure has been established at $15.3 million, and I think there is a strong likelihood the Yankees use it on David Robertson, and a pretty compelling case the right-handed reliever will become the first player ever to accept a qualifying offer. Quick background: The..." October 09

  • Robertson: Yankees had their chance to keep me for less money

    New York Post "David Robertson, who has not discussed a contract extension, said he is content to finish the season before talking to the Yankees about his future and said the team might have saved itself money had it attempted to sign the closer last winter. “I thought the calls would come but at this point..." August 07

  • Yankees activate David Robertson off 15-day DL

    River Ave Blues "As expected, the Yankees have activated closer David Robertson off the 15-day DL, the team announced. He missed the minimum 15 days with a groin strain. Robertson threw in the bullpen last week and pitched in an Extended Spring Training game over the weekend. Bryan Mitchell was returned to..." April 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Girardi says closer David Robertson going on DL with strained groin. #Yankees

  • David Robertson downplays pressure of replacing Mariano Rivera

    New York Daily News "The last time David Robertson bumped into Mariano Rivera, the first thing the retired Yankee closer said to the man in line to replace him was: “You scared?” Robertson laughed while recreating the playful trash talk last month from the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner. “I’m like,..." February 05

  • Rivera: Robertson is the Yankees’ closer now

    New York Post "Hal Steinbrenner named David Robertson the new Yankees closer last week. Robertson got an even better endorsement Saturday night from Mariano Rivera. While Rivera was being honored at the New York Chapter BBWAA dinner, a fan yelled out “one more year.” The retired closer made it clear he had..." January 26

  • Owner declares David Robertson the Yankees’ closer

    New York Post "With Masahiro Tanaka signed and having taken the Yankees’ outlay to retain and sign free agents beyond a half a billion dollars, Hal Steinbrenner declared his baseball operation staff must “be creative” in finalizing the roster. The one glaring need that remains is finding a reliever who can..." January 22

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Yankees and Dave Robertson avoid arbitration, settle for $5.215 million.

  • Robertson is the best choice to replace Mariano

    New York Post "The words haven’t changed. “No matter what happens this winter, he’s going to come in and compete for that position,” Brian Cashman, the Yankees’ general manager, said of David Robertson and the team’s closer spot. The actions, however? Or to be more precise, the inaction? Those speak quite..." December 19

  • Yankees aren’t sure if Robertson is Mo’s successor

    Bombers Beat "Yankees GM Brian Cashman held court this afternoon here at the General Managers’ meetings in Orlando and said that he remains interested in all options to improve the club’s bullpen, including looking at closers. Mariano Rivera obviously isn’t coming back (though it looks like we’ll see him..." November 12

  • Robertson ready to assume closer reins if called on

    MLB.com "The bullpen door swung open during the Yankees' last series of the regular season and in what figures to be a sign of things to come it was David Robertson -- and not Mariano Rivera -- answering the call for a save situation. The crowd on hand for the contest against the Astros in Houston booed..." October 23

  • Yankees’ Robertson hopes to replace Rivera

    New York Post "David Robertson has just seven career saves but he figures to be in line to take over for Mariano Rivera next season. “I haven’t been told anything” Robertson said after the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Rays in Rivera’s Yankee Stadium finale. “I’m going to show up next year and try to earn my spot..." September 27

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    Robertson threw a bullpen today. No problems. Figures he'll be allowed to pitch on Wednesday.

  • Robertson, Logan both injured as Yankees' bullpen depleted

    Newark Star-Ledger "A miserable Friday night has become Saturday morning. Here’s a no-frills rundown of the Yankees’ injury woes for their bullpen. 1. David Robertson has inflammation in his right shoulder. The condition arose on Friday morning. “It’s just causing me a little discomfort” he said. He hopes..." September 07

  • Robertson pitches in to help Oklahoma tornado victims

    New York Daily News "Dave Robertson remembers seeing the tornado damage in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala. two years ago and feeling sick to his stomach. The reliever had a similar feeling as he watched coverage of the Oklahoma tornado this week, a tragedy that took at least 24 lives. “I know firsthand what it..." May 22

  • Yankees' Robertson ready to return

    New York Post "Before batting practice Tuesday David Robertson said he was going to test the left hamstring by playing catch and if all went well was hopeful to throw off a mound. The Yankees setup man played catch with Mariano Rivera in left field during batting practice and threw in the bullpen. He said..." May 08

  • Robertson to miss a few days

    New York Post "By now Yankees manager Joe Girardi has plenty of experience dealing with players not available to him. And that list grows daily. Though David Robertson’s left hamstring problem near the back of the knee isn’t serious — at least not yet — enough to put the right-handed reliever on the disabled..." May 04

  • David Robertson tweaks hamstring

    New York Post "David Robertson pitched a perfect eighth inning Wednesday night, but it didn’t end exactly the way he wanted it to. After striking out the first two batters he faced, Robertson gave up a ground ball to second to Fernando Martinez and tried to turn quickly off the mound to head toward first..." May 02