On Monday night when the Yankees turned to a reliever to close out the game in the 9th inning they turned to Rafael Soriano and not David Robertson. No, the Yankees haven’t changed their minds and decided to go with Soriano as the closer. Instead it was a ribcage injury that D-Rob sustained on Friday that kept him out of the game.
“It’s just in my left side,” Robertson told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “I finished the game the other day, came in and it was a little sore. I didn’t really notice it, but the next day I came in and it was sore again. I said something about it. I got some ice after the game for it the first time, then the next day just tried to keep an eye on it. I was hoping it was one of those things that would go away real quick, but it just keeps hanging around. They’re trying to give me a few days.”
It doesn’t sound too serious, but D-Rob has become real important these days so the Yankees are being cautious with him. Makes sense. Hopefully this is not something that will linger, but that doesn’t seem like a big risk.