Waiver Rumors: Yankees put in a claim on ex-closer David Robertson

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As the Yankees attempt to bolster their bullpen, it seems the team is looking at a familiar old face to assist Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller with the late inning work.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have put a claim on their former closer David Robertson, and will find out by 2:00 p.m. ET if they have any chance of acquiring him. The White Sox haven’t expressed an emergency of getting rid of their players despite being seven games out of the second wild card spot, and the White Sox don’t seem to regret their $38 Million investment.

Robertson has a four-team no trade list but the Yankees aren’t one of those teams. Robertson came up in the Yankees draft system, won a World Series in 2009 and replaced Mariano Rivera when he retired.

Robertson is 5-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 27 saves in 2015.

Update: The Chicago White Sox have pulled David Robertson from the waiver market prior to the 2:00 p.m. ET waiver deadline.

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5 Responses to Waiver Rumors: Yankees put in a claim on ex-closer David Robertson

  1. Terry says:

    This is an unexpected and interesting one.He has had success here and would be a valuable arm.But not as the closer.We'll have to see if this gets done and what the price is

  2. tom says:

    Yankees have to put a claim on him to ensure he is not going to another AL contending team, assuming they are ranking higher in the AL's waiver.

  3. Nunzio says:

    If the jays would get Robertson this truly would put a nail in the coffin for the Yankees, Ex players playing against a team that did not sign him would along with the potent bluejay lineup would give more incentive to a team that is already playing like powerhouse teams of the past…..Toronto does not need the Yankees to help them win the division, yankees sat on the hands during all those bluejays big trades

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