PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-handed reliever David Robertson to a 2 year, $23 million contract.
Last season with the Yankees, Robertson posted a 3.23 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 69.2 innings pitched.
Robertson has earned the reputation of being a steady bullpen arm. Over the last three seasons the 33-year-old has tossed 200 innings with a 2.83 ERA. Since 2009, Robertson has thrown the fifth most innings among qualified relievers.
This will be Robertson's first time in the National League after he spent his first 11 seasons as a member of the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox.
Robertson, a career closer and eighth inning reliever, will presumably have a shot to serve as Philadelphia's closer.
#Phillies and RHP David Robertson have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. The deal includes a third-year club option for the 2021 season.— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) January 3, 2019
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