David Robertson goes on DL with groin strain


This was actually the most surprising news of the day for the Yankees: David Robertson will go on the DL with a Grade-1 groin strain.

Joe Girardi said Robertson pulled his groin during yesterday’s 6-4 win over the Blue Jays, but he didn’t say anything until he came into work on Monday morning. Shawn Kelley will be the closer in Robertson’s absence and you could now see a bigger role for other bullpen guys such as Vidal Nuno, Dellin Betances and Adam WarrenGirardi said the Yankees have not made a roster move as of yet for Robertson.


— The Yankees are reportedly considering bringing either Shane Greene or Cesar Cabral to replace Robertson on the roster. We’ll see who the Yankees choose and how this plays out in the coming hours.

Teixeira Update

Mark Teixeira‘s MRI came back with a Grade 1 strain of his calf. He pulled his hamstring over the weekend during the series in Toronto.

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5 Responses to David Robertson goes on DL with groin strain

  1. Michael R says:

    Well here we go again. Tex is already out, now D Rob. Who's next? Very difficult to make a run when players are being shuffled all over the place to make up for injuries. Stop gap measures can only be effective for so long, as we all found out last season.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      Injuries happen every year all the time to every team. I am a little frustrated Robertson went down. He seems to have groin and calf issues since he's been on the DL with calf issues in the past.

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    Cabral up. Gives them three lefties in bullpen.

  3. Robert says:

    I don't have a lot of confidence in Nova's consistency, and I can see by today's score that my lack of confidence is justified. The juries still out on the Yankees' pitching.

    Meanwhile, they wasted no time getting Cabral into a game. I hope he had a chance to catch some sleep.

    • One game doesn't mean anything in baseball in either a good or bad way. I'm concerned with Nova's consistency too, but give it a while before you start worrying about it. Pitchers need some slack, they aren't going to be great every time out, especially the young ones.

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