NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees have apparently had a factor for David Robertson for fairly a very long time.
The veteran reliever got here up with the Yankees, turned an All-Star in pinstripes, after which left by way of free company for the Chicago White Sox virtually three years in the past. The Bombers have reportedly been taken with reacquiring him for a while, which might clarify why that they had scouts within the stands in Chicago on Sunday, in accordance with FanRagSports.com’s Jon Heyman.
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Robertson and teammate Todd Frazier are on New York’s radar with the commerce deadline approaching, Heyman reported. The veteran proper-hander and slugging infielder would properly fill two main holes for the Yankees (forty seven-forty three), who proceed to hunt the Purple Sox within the AL East and stay proper within the combine for one among two wild playing cards.
New York’s bullpen, which figured to be a serious power coming into the season, has blown 18 saves, with every of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, and Tyler Clippard struggling by means of bouts of inconsistency.
The thought of re-injecting a reliever of Robertson’s prowess makes a variety of sense. The 32-yr-previous proper-hander is four-2 with a 2.70 ERA and thirteen saves in 31 appearances in 2017. Over the earlier three seasons, together with with the Yankees in 2014, he recorded 39, 34, and 37 saves, respectively.
Frazier, too, can be an improve, contemplating the Yankees have gotten little-to-no manufacturing this season from the nook infield spots and Frazier can play each positions. Chase Headley has performed third base in seventy eight of New York’s ninety video games this season, however has simply 4 homers and 36 RBIs.
Because of an extended-time period damage to Greg Chook, the Bombers have performed, amongst others, Chris Carter, Tyler Austin, Rob Refsnyder, Ji-Man Choi, and Garrett Cooper at first base, however they’ve been unable to get the job achieved. Carter was ultimately designated for task twice and is now out of the group, and Austin performed in simply 4 video games earlier than struggling a hamstring pressure that would hold him out for a substantial period of time.
The 5 have mixed to hit .189 with eleven residence runs and 33 RBIs, horrible numbers for an influence manufacturing place.
Although not recognized for his common, Frazier has by no means had an issue producing runs, as he drove…