Fantasy Baseball Diamond Market: David Robertson to DL, Rafael Soriano will close

by Nicholas Minnix on May 15, 2012 @ 13:50:45 PDT


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New York Yankees RP David Robertson
Robertson hits DL

Wallace Matthews (ESPN New York) threw up a blog post in which he recorded this observation of today's roster sheet for the New York Yankees: David Robertson's name is absent. Matthews notes that Cody Eppley's is also on there and deduces that Robertson is probably headed to the disabled list.

Matthews was correct. George A. King, at the New York Post, had the scoop: Robertson's MRI revealed a strained left oblique, according to Brian Cashman. No one has reported the severity of the injury, so it's uncertain how much time the phenomenal reliever will be sidelined. Such injuries can keep a player down for anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

Earlier today, Tim reiterated the importance of the need to acquire Rafael Soriano in rotisserie leagues because of the righty's widespread availability. Clearly, in the wake of the loss of Mariano Rivera (torn ACL), the show is Soriano's, and the urgency has just gone up.

If Soriano performs well while Robertson is on the DL, Soriano has a pretty good shot at retaining the gig. Joe Girardi is kind of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" type. Since Mo was injured, Soriano is 2-for-2 in save opportunities and Robertson is 1-for-2, after his large meltdown against the Tampa Bay Rays last week.

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