Girardi says closer David Robertson going on DL with strained groin. #Yankees
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
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
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
Yankees and Dave Robertson avoid arbitration, settle for $5.215 million.
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
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
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
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
Robertson threw a bullpen today. No problems. Figures he'll be allowed to pitch on Wednesday.
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
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
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
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
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