Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:50:55 -0700
New York Yankees CL David Robertson (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday, April 17. He expects to return when he's eligible Tuesday, April 22.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:33:39 -0700
New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) threw on flat ground and felt good Wednesday, April 9, and he's awaiting his next step. Robertson isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until April 22.
Fantasy Tip: If Robertson doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should be able to come off the DL when eligible.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:56:58 -0700
The New York Yankees officially placed RP David Robertson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin Tuesday, April 8, and recalled RP Cesar Cabral from the minors in a corresponding move.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:18:14 -0700
New York Yankees RP Shawn Kelley will not be available Tuesday, April 8, manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi doesn't know who'll close today, but Kelley will be the primary option for saves moving forward with David Robertson (groin) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Not surprising, since Kelley was the primary eighth-inning guy beforehand. Behind him, it's a dice roll depending on matchups, availability and Girardi's feel. Adam Warren should be your first non-Kelley try, but Dellin Betances along with southpaws Matt Thornton and Vidal Nuno all have a chance to earn credit here.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:29:25 -0700
The New York Yankees will place RP David Robertson (groin) on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.
Fantasy Tip: A Grade 1 strain is the least severe, so it's entirely possible that Robertson will be ready to go when he's eligible to be activated. Shawn Kelley should be your first target if you're searching for save opps on the waiver wire, but Adam Warren, Matt Thornton, Vidal Nuno and even Dellin Betances might factor in if Joe Girardi is playing the matchups in the ninth. For what it's worth, Kelley had the save Monday in the team's home opener.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:22:25 -0700
New York Yankees RP David Robertson will not be available to pitch Saturday, April 5, because he has appeared in the team's last two games.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:04:24 -0800
Other than New York Yankees RP David Robertson as the closer, manager Joe Girardi indicated that the rest of the bullpen roles have been undecided. RP Shawn Kelley will probably serve as the setup man for Robertson, and RP Matt Thornton will likely be the situational left-hander. Girardi also mentioned SPs David Phelps and Adam Warren as possibilities for the bullpen.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:30:40 -0800
New York Yankees RP David Robertson isn't worried about becoming the new closer after the retirement of RP Mariano Rivera. "It's the same deal," Robertson said Tuesday after a pre-spring training workout at the Yankees' minor league complex. "Throwing the eighth or ninth inning, you've still got to get three outs. You've got to be effective. You can't give up a lead. I'm not going to try to overthink the whole situation."
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 18:09:30 -0800
The New York Yankees could show interest in free-agent RP Fernando Rodney (Rays) to ensure they have a backup in case something happens to RP David Robertson.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:03:55 -0800
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said RP David Robertson will be the team's closer this season. "Robertson is going to be our closer, and I believe he will do a good job. We have done a lot to improve our team and we just have to understand that you cannot be perfect everywhere," Steinbrenner said.
Fantasy Tip: Robertson should be drafted in all leagues this offseason but could be a risk because he does not have much experience in the role. The team could also add another relief pitcher as a backup plan at the position.