New York Yankees
current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#30 P | 5'11", 195 lbs. | NY Yankees
Birth Date:April 9, 1985 (29 years old) Place of Birth:Birmingham, AL Hometown:Tuscaloosa, AL
Drafted:Drafted by NY Yankees in 2006 (17th round).
Drafted:Drafted by NY Yankees in 2006 (17th round).
|Assets:||Has a live arm and a lot of strikeout acumen, especially due to his great curveball. Is quite effective when he keeps the ball down in the strike zone. Has added a cutter for greater effectiveness in the late innings.|
|Flaws:||At times, he doesn't display enough control and that leads to big innings against him. His curve isn't nearly as effective when his fastball command is even a little off. Also, he needs to work on his stamina.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent late-inning reliever.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Named to the All-Star Game||2011 (replacement)|
Movements & Injuries
|4/22/2014||Missed 15 games (strained groin).|
|4/08/2014||Strained groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 7th, 2014).|
|1/17/2014||Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|9/11/2013||Missed 4 games (right shoulder tendinitis).|
|9/07/2013||Right shoulder tendinitis, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/08/2013||Missed 4 games (left hamstring injury).|
|5/03/2013||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|1/25/2013||Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|6/14/2012||Missed 30 games (strained left oblique).|
|5/15/2012||Strained left oblique, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 12th, 2012).|
|5/14/2012||Ribcage injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|9/26/2010||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|9/23/2010||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|6/05/2010||Missed 5 games (back injury).|
|5/31/2010||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2010||Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|9/29/2009||Missed 21 games (right elbow injury).|
|9/08/2009||Right elbow injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/26/2009||Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|5/09/2009||Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|4/25/2009||Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|4/17/2009||Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|4/16/2009||Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|3/28/2009||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|3/10/2009||Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a one-year contract.|
|9/13/2008||Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|8/28/2008||Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|6/28/2008||Contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).|
|6/06/2006||Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 17th round (524th overall) 2006.|
Yankees closer David Robertson blows save, but picks up victory. | 09/25/2014 10:24 PM
NewsYankees closer David Robertson blows save, but picks up victory.
ImpactHe allowed three runs in the bottom half of the ninth, but was bailed out by Derek Jeter. Robertson has pitched well all year, and is now 4-5, with 38 saves and a 3.13 ERA.
Yankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 38th save of the season. | 09/21/2014 6:36 PM
NewsYankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 38th save of the season.
ImpactHe allowed one walk, but struck out one, to shut the door on Toronto. Robertson now owns a 2.79 ERA, and has been a solid replacement for the great Mariano Rivera.
Yankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday to record his 36th save of the season. | 09/13/2014 5:15 PM
NewsYankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday to record his 36th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson has pitched great filling in for Mariano Rivera. Robertson has blown just three out of 39 save opportuntities, has a 2.64 ERA, and 86 strikeouts in 58 innings.
Yankees closer David Robertson reached 30 saves for the first time in his career Monday against the Tigers. | 08/04/2014 10:47 PM
NewsYankees closer David Robertson reached 30 saves for the first time in his career Monday against the Tigers.
ImpactJust 14 30-save seasons to go before tying Mariano Rivera. In all seriousness, Robertson has done a great job filling Rivera's shoes this season -- he's posted a 2.68 ERA, blown just two saves and struck out a ridiculous 71 batters in 43 2/3 innings (14.63 K/9).
Robertson locks down 24th save of season | 07/18/2014 10:00 PM
NewsDavid Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Reds for his 24th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson worked around a two-out single from Chris Heisey to lock down the victory. He has now converted 12 consecutive save opportunities and has a dominant 2.67 ERA and 59/10 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings.
Robertson blanks Tribe in 14th for 22nd save | 07/10/2014 12:08 AM
NewsDavid Robertson held the Indians scoreless in the 14th inning to pick up his 22nd save of the season as the Yankees won on Wednesday.
ImpactThings were a bit tense as Jason Kipnis singled with one out and stole second, leaving the tying run 180 feet away, but Robertson was able to strike out Asdrubal Cabrera and get Michael Brantley to fly out to end the ballgame after 14 innings. Robertson is now 22-for-24 in save situations with a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 57/10 K/BB ratio.
Robertson fans three Twins to get 19th save | 07/03/2014 10:56 PM
NewsDavid Robertson got all three ninth inning outs on strikeouts en route to his 19th save in Thursday's victory against the Twins.
ImpactJust another dominant outing for the right-hander in his first season as the successor to Mariano Rivera. Robertson is now 19-for-21 in save chances with a 2.83 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 51/10 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.
Robertson gets five outs for his 18th save | 06/25/2014 10:26 PM
NewsDavid Robertson tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up his 18th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactIt was Robertson's first appearance in a week, but he didn't show any rust. The right-hander relieved Adam Warren with one out and one on in the eighth inning and was able to record back-to-back strikeouts to end the frame. He then had a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Robertson is now 18-for-20 in save opportunities along with a 3.08 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and a 47/9 K/BB ratio.
Robertson records 17th save over the Jays | 06/17/2014 10:24 PM
NewsDavid Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 17th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactRobertson struck out two, but did make things a little tense after allowing a two-out triple to Munenori Kawasaki. Running the count to 3-2 after going ahead 0-2 against Anthony Gose, Robertson was able to record the backwards K to end the ballgame. The right-hander has a 3.42 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP along with a 43/9 K/BB ratio, and is 17-for-19 in save chances.
Robertson whiffs 3 to earn 15th save of year | 06/11/2014 1:20 AM
NewsDavid Robertson struck out three over a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Mariners to earn his 15th save of the season.
ImpactHe also walked a batter. Dellin Betances gave up a run in front of him, so you can add a bit more cushion to Robertson's hold on the closer's gig. Robertson is 15-for-17 in save opportunities to go with a 3.68 ERA and 1.14 WHIP this year.
Robertson notches 14th save of season | 06/07/2014 12:09 AM
NewsDavid Robertson delivered a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Royals for his 14th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson struck out two in the inning and worked around a double and a walk to lock down the victory for the Yankees. He has worked three times in the past four days, so Yankees manager Joe Girardi may try to stay away from him on Saturday.
Robertson notches 13th save of season | 06/05/2014 4:43 PM
NewsDavid Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Athletics for his 13th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson stuck out two in the frame and worked around a one-out single to lock down the victory. The 29-year-old now has back-to-back scoreless appearances since his blowup against the Twins on Sunday and remains capable of emerging as a top fantasy closer this year. The 29-year-old has struck out 34 batters in just 20 innings.
David Robertson touched up for five runs | 06/01/2014 4:29 PM
NewsDavid Robertson had a meltdown in a save situation Sunday, surrendering five runs while recording just two outs in a loss to the Twins.
ImpactRobertson entered the game try to protect a one-run lead and promptly served up a game-tying homer to Josh Hamilton to lead off the inning. That was just the beginning, as the Twins added four more tallies on two hits and three walks. Robertson's ERA went from 2.08 all the way up to 4.50 after the ugly afternoon.
Robertson secures 12th save of season | 05/31/2014 4:54 PM
NewsDavid Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Twins to secure his 12th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson struck out three in the inning and worked around an error from Yangervis Solarte. The 29-year-old has a 2.08 ERA and 30/4 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings so far this season. He's primed to emerge as a top-tier fantasy closer.
David Robertson allows run but gets save | 05/26/2014 9:48 PM
NewsDavid Robertson allowed an unearned run but hung on to record his 11th save of the season in Monday's win over the Cardinals.
ImpactJhonny Peralta reached on a throwing error by Derek Jeter to lead off the inning and came around to score on a Jon Jay double. However, Robertson then bowed his neck and got Matt Carpenter to ground out and Kolten Wong to strike out to end it. The Yankees closer holds a 2.40 ERA and has converted 11-of-12 save chances this season.
Robertson bounces back with save Saturday | 05/24/2014 5:18 PM
NewsDavid Robertson bounced back from a rough Friday to toss a scoreless 10th inning against the White Sox on Saturday for his 10th save of the season.
ImpactRobertson struck out Alejandro De Aza swinging and Leury Garcia looking to begin the inning before Adam Eaton reached on a single to center and moved into scoring position by stealing second base. However, the Yankees' closer was able to buckle down and get Gordon Beckham to strike out looking to end it. Robertson is now 10-for-11 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.57 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
Robertson blows save against White Sox | 05/24/2014 12:39 AM
NewsDavid Robertson blew his first save of the season and took the loss Friday against the White Sox.
ImpactAfter entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Robertson allowed a lead-off single to Dayan Viciedo before serving up a walk-off two-run homer to Adam Dunn. It was a tough loss for the Yankees, but Robertson is going to be fine. Even after Friday's hiccup, he has a solid 2.77 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio in 13 innings this season.
Robertson collects ninth save, NYY beat CHC | 05/21/2014 7:10 PM
NewsDavid Robertson earned his ninth save of 2014 as the Yankees beat the Cubs 4-2 in 13 innings on Wednesday.
ImpactRobertson surrendered a one-out single to Welington Castillo, but then retired Nate Schierholtz on a flyout to shallow right field and Jeff Baker via a swinging strikeout. Robertson owns a dominant 1.42 ERA, 0.63 WHIP, and 17/2 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings this season.
Robertson picks up seventh save over Mets | 05/15/2014 10:32 PM
NewsDavid Robertson picked up his seventh save of the season with 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Mets on Thursday.
ImpactThe Yankees were in a bit of a pickle, as the Mets had the tying run on third base with two outs in the eighth inning, so they called on Robertson to squelch the threat. He did, inducing David Wright to ground out. The ninth inning was easy as pie for him, getting consecutive strikeouts of Chris Young and Lucas Duda to end the ballgame. Robertson, the successor to Mariano Rivera, has done well when he has been healthy, converting all seven of his save chances while posting a 1.74 ERA with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings.
David Robertson locks down fourth save | 04/27/2014 11:38 PM
NewsDavid Robertson locked down his fourth save of the season with a scoreless inning against the Angels on Sunday to preserve a one-run lead.
ImpactIt's the second consecutive day that Robertson has preserved a one-run lead in the ninth, proving that he's fully recovered from his groin injury and capable of becoming a top-notch closer. As long as he can stay on the mound, he should produce elite numbers by season's end.
David Robertson slams door on Angels in ninth | 04/26/2014 4:16 PM
NewsDavid Robertson slammed the door on the Angels in the ninth inning on Saturday, preserving a one-run lead and securing his third save of the season.
ImpactIt was Robertson's first test in the closer's role since returning from the disabled list on Tuesday, and he passed with flying colors. He did allow a one-out single to Mike Trout who promptly swiped second base, but was able to get Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick to strand the tying run in scoring position. He has yet to allow a run in five innings on the season.
Yankees activate David Robertson from DL | 04/22/2014 10:45 AM
NewsYankees activated RHP David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list.
ImpactRobertson landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a Grade 1 groin strain, but he was cleared to return after he made it through an appearance in extended spring training on Saturday without any issues. He'll return to the closer role while Shawn Kelley will once again pitch in a set-up capacity.
David Robertson fares well in extended spring | 04/19/2014 12:01 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (groin) fared well in an extended spring training game on Saturday, allowing one single over 1 1/3 innings of work while striking out one.
Chad Jennings on Twitter
ImpactHe said after the outing that he's good to go, and remains on track to rejoin the Yankees bullpen as soon as he's first eligible on Tuesday. Shawn Kelley will be relegated back to a setup role upon his return.
David Robertson (groin) throws off mound | 04/17/2014 4:05 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (groin) threw 25 pitches Thursday in a bullpen session.
Sweeny Murti on Twitter
ImpactRobertson, who is on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain, said he felt good after the session. He's slated to throw in a minor league game on Saturday and should be activated as soon as he's eligible on Tuesday if all goes well.
Robertson (groin) on track for Apr. 22 return | 04/16/2014 10:51 AM
NewsDavid Robertson (groin) remains on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible on April 22.
Sweeny Murti on Twitter
ImpactRobertson has been throwing on flat ground and will throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since landing on the DL. Shawn Kelley has been closing for the Yankees in Robertson's absence but will go back to a setup role next week.
David Robertson (groin) throws on flat ground | 04/09/2014 4:36 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (groin) threw on flat ground Wednesday.
Sweeny Murti on Twitter
ImpactRobertson reported feeling "good" after the workout. He is aiming to return from his Grade 1 groin strain as soon as he is eligible -- which is April 22. Shawn Kelley is serving as the Yankees' primary closer for now.
David Robertson to go on DL with groin strain | 04/07/2014 4:31 PM
NewsDavid Robertson will be placed on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.
Mark Feinsand on Twitter
David Robertson picks up first save | 04/03/2014 11:43 PM
NewsDavid Robertson converted his first save chance in the post-Mariano Rivera era by pitching a perfect ninth Thursday against the Astros.
ImpactIt was Robertson's ninth career save. The entire Yankees bullpen was stellar tonight, striking out five in 3 1/3 perfect innings.
Robertson will be Yankees' closer | 01/22/2014 12:47 PM
NewsYankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that David Robertson will be the team's closer in 2014.
New York Post
ImpactThat has been the natural assumption for a while now, but the Yankees have been reluctant to officially name Robertson as Mariano Rivera's successor until now. "We are going to continue to look, but no doubt we have already spent a lot of money this offseason," said Steinbrenner. "I have a lot of confidence in Robertson and so does Joe [Girardi]. Robertson is going to be our closer, and I believe he will do a good job." Robertson has posted a 1.91 ERA and 12.0 K/9 over the past three seasons and has made strides with his control, so he has the potential to be a top-10 closer in fantasy leagues right away.
Robertson gets $5.215 million from Yankees | 01/17/2014 1:47 PM
NewsYankees avoided arbitration with RHP David Robertson by agreeing to a one-year, $5.215 million contract.
Mark Feinsand on Twitter
ImpactIt was Robertson's final year of arbitration eligibility. After setting up for the great Mariano Rivera the last few years, Robertson is slated to take over as the Yankees' closer in 2014.
Yanks not yet sold on Robertson as closer | 11/12/2013 5:29 PM
NewsYankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he hasn't settled on David Robertson as the 2014 closer.
ImpactMariano Rivera has retired, and replacing him could prove to be a tough task for the Yankees. "I'm not sure if Robertson is capable yet. He's never done that before," Cashman said at the GM Meetings in Florida. "I think he's earned the right to take a shot at it, and he very well may be the guy. But we're not anointing him the guy."
David Robertson called upon to secure save | 09/27/2013 11:30 PM
NewsDavid Robertson, not Mariano Rivera, was called upon to protect a one-run lead in Friday's victory against the Astros.
ImpactAs he often does, Robertson came through the inning unscathed, striking out one in the process. It was a passing of the torch moment for the Yankees, as Robertson is slated to take over as the Yankees primary closer next season with the departure of Mariano Rivera. He now owns a 5-1 record, 2.07 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 77/18 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings while converting three of his five save chances.
David Robertson struggles in relief | 09/13/2013 12:21 AM
NewsDavid Robertson struggled in his second appearance back Thursday, giving up three runs in the eighth against the Orioles.
ImpactConsidering that Robertson just missed five days with a sore shoulder, it's pretty stunning that the Yankees used him for a second straight day Thursday. As poorly as it worked out, we wonder if we'll be hearing more about Robertson's shoulder in future days.
Robertson expects to pitch on Wednesday | 09/10/2013 4:46 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) expects to be available Wednesday.
Andy McCullough on Twitter
ImpactRobertson threw a bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon and reported no issues with his right shoulder. He was diagnosed last week with right shoulder tendinitis.
David Robertson might not pitch vs. Orioles | 09/09/2013 8:30 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) might not be available for the series against the Orioles.
ImpactRobertson was scheduled to play catch Monday, and he could be available soon based on how that went. The setup man is dealing with tendinitis in his shoulder, though it's considered to be a minor issue.
David Robertson says he feels better Saturday | 09/07/2013 11:06 AM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) said the he felt better on Saturday, but will still rest for the next 3-4 days before attempting to throw again.
Joel Sherman on Twitter
ImpactRobertson was diagnosed with tendinitis in his shoulder after undergoing an MRI earlier in the week. Robertson also noted that he wasn't worried that his injury was significant, which is certainly an encouraging sign for his outlook the remainder of the season.
David Robertson nails down save | 08/22/2013 8:04 PM
NewsDavid Robertson nailed down his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactMariano Rivera was unavailable having already saved the first two games of the series, but luckily the Bombers have an elite setup man to step in. Robertson got two groundouts and a flyout to seal the win, lowering his ERA to 1.68 and WHIP to 0.97.
David Robertson earns save against Angels | 08/12/2013 10:00 PM
NewsDespite retiring just two of the five batters he faced, David Robertson picked up a save against the Angels on Monday.
ImpactThe Yankees had to go it without Mariano Rivera tonight, and they chose Boone Logan to start the ninth over Robertson. He retired one of the two hitters he faced. Robertson came in and walked Mike Trout, gave up an RBI double to Josh Hamilton and intentionally walked Erick Aybar before striking out both Mark Trumbo and Chris Nelson on pitches out of the strike zone. Robertson didn't have his best stuff tonight after pitching both Friday and Sunday, but he had just enough to get the job done.
Robertson, Uehara part of AL ASG final vote | 07/06/2013 6:59 PM
NewsDavid Robertson and four more relievers are part of the final vote for the All-Star Game in the American League.
ImpactRobertson is joined by Koji Uehara, Joaquin Benoit, Steve Delabar and Tanner Scheppers.
David Robertson available Tuesday | 05/07/2013 7:55 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (hamstring) said he's available out of the bullpen Tuesday.
Pete Caldera on Twitter
ImpactRobertson threw eight pitches of a mound before the game and felt fine. He hasn't pitched since May 1 due to a tweaked left hamstring.
David Robertson (hammy) out until Tuesday | 05/03/2013 4:12 PM
NewsYankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect David Robertson (hamstring) to be available until Tuesday.
Erik Boland on Twitter
ImpactAn MRI has ruled out any structural damage in Robertson's left hamstring, but the Yankees want to play it safe over the next few days. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 3.86 ERA and 13/2 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings this season.
David Robertson expected to be available Fri. | 05/01/2013 11:04 PM
NewsDavid Robertson tweaked something around his left knee during an appearance Wednesday.
Bryan Hoch on Twitter
ImpactIt appears to be no big deal, as Robertson expects to be available to pitch on Friday. Robertson holds a 3.86 ERA and 0.94 WHIP this season.
David Robertson throws bullpen session | 03/10/2013 9:17 AM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday without incident.
ImpactRobertson is dealing with some minor shoulder stiffness but is expected to be fine. He should be ready to appear in a Grapefruit League game early this week.
Robertson (shoulder) cleared to return | 03/08/2013 5:47 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) has been cleared to return to resume throwing.
ImpactRobertson has dealt with some right shoulder discomfort in recent days, but the Yankees are confident that he's fine. However, it hasn't been decided whether he'll need to throw a bullpen session before returning to game action.
David Robertson (shoulder) won't pitch Thurs. | 03/06/2013 2:28 PM
NewsDavid Robertson (shoulder) will not pitch Thursday.
Jack Curry on Twitter
ImpactRobertson was scratched from a scheduled appearance Tuesday due to a minor ache in his right shoulder and wasn't feeling much better when he arrived back at camp on Wednesday. He told reporters that he slept on it wrong Monday night. The Yankees will monitor him closely.
David Robertson scratched from outing | 03/05/2013 9:53 PM
NewsDavid Robertson was scratched from a scheduled appearance Tuesday after he was unable to get loose in the bullpen.
Daniel Barbarisi on Twitter
ImpactYankees general manager Brian Cashman described it as a low-level concern. It sounds like Robertson should be game-ready in a few days.
Yankees, Robertson avoid arb. with $3.1M deal | 01/25/2013 1:16 PM
NewsYankees avoided arbitration with RHP David Robertson by agreeing to a one-year, $3.1 million contract.
ImpactThey settled just above the midpoint of the two figures exchanged earlier this month. Robertson, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time, posted a 2.67 ERA and 81/19 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings last season. He'll set up for Mariano Rivera in 2013.
Robertson requests $3.55M from Yanks | 01/18/2013 6:48 PM
NewsDavid Robertson requested $3.55 million and was offered $2.85 million from the Yankees when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactRobertson, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, earned $1.6 million last season while posting a 2.67 ERA and 81/19 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings. The two sides will try to find a middle ground prior to a possible hearing in February.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||2.0||vs. Tex||Jul 22||2.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||4||at StL||May 28||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games||70||2 times-last: 2013 (NYA)|
|Innings Pitched||66.2||2011 (NYA)|
|Hits Allowed||59||2010 (NYA)|
|Runs Allowed||26||2010 (NYA)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||26||2010 (NYA)|
|Home Runs Allowed||5||3 times-last: 2013 (NYA)|
|Earned Run Average||1.08*||2011 (NYA)|