|Dec. 10 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Robertson and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $46 million, four-year contract. The right-hander, who turns 30 in April, gets $10 million next year, $11 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018 under the agreement announced Wednesday.
Analysis: He was 4-5 with a 3.08 ERA and 39 saves this year, when he took over as the New York Yankees' closer following Mariano Rivera's retirement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn says ''David fills an immediate need in the back end of our bullpen, and we feel he will be an important piece to our pitching staff for the next four seasons.''
|Dec. 9 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET1:35 ET6:35 GMT14:35 11:35 PM MST1:35 AM EST2:05 AM VEN10:35 UAE12:35 AM CT-Robertson is leaving the New York Yankees after one season as closer, agreeing to a $46 million, four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
Analysis: A right-hander who turns 30 in April, Robertson had spent his seven-year big league career with the New York Yankees. He took over from Mariano Rivera as New York's closer last season and saved 39 games in 44 chances.
|Sep. 26 12:53 PM PT1:53 PM MT2:53 PM CT3:53 PM ET15:53 ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST3:23 PM VEN23:53 UAE2:53 PM CT-Robertson coughed up a save attempt Thursday.
Analysis: Robertson cost Hiroki Kuroda a victory but set up a magical moment for the legendary Derek Jeter, who lined a game-winning single with a classic opposite-field swing in the bottom half of the ninth inning to the delight of a sellout crowd in the Bronx that included celebrities such as Jay-Z, Jimmy Fallon and Mason Plumlee.
|Apr. 7 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Robertson has pitched in an extended spring training game for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and expects to rejoin the team Tuesday.
Analysis: Robertson felt discomfort April 6 in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over Toronto and was placed on the disabled list. He is replacing major league saves leader Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season.
|Feb. 4 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)2:49 PM CT-Robertson is moving from an eighth-inning setup man to closer following Mariano Rivera's retirement.
Analysis: Given the chance to fill in as closer when Rivera injured a knee in 2012, Robertson strained muscle in his left ribcage. Rafael Soriano took over as closer for the rest of the season. Robertson went 5-1 with a 2.04 ERA in 70 games last year, striking out 77 in 66 1-3 innings.