Yankees right handed reliever David Robertson threw from 60 feet yesterday, said he felt good, and will do it again today before tonight’s game against the Seattle Mariners. If all goes well he is estimated to return by September 28.
The Yankees have no need to rush Robertson back this season, but they’re going to do all they can to make sure he’s ready for the playoffs. Since he’s been out, Brian Bruney has stepped up in the hypothetical depth charts and has continued his terrible season. In four appearances against 10 batters he’s managed only five of them out while giving up a run, two hits, and three walks.
Bruney has just been plain awful and if Robertson doesn’t pitch in the playoffs Bruney is likely to bring that awful with him in October.