Former Phillies Pitcher David Robertson Agrees to Deal with Mets
It looks like David Robertson’s second tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies has come to an end.
Robertson, 37, who was traded to the Phillies in the Aug 2 deal that sent pitcher Ben Brown to the Chicago Cubs, has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the New York Mets, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
The right-hander, who was in his second stint with the Phillies compiled a 2.40 ERA with 20 saves with the Cubs and Phillies in 63 1/3 innings. With the Phillies he went 1-3 with a 2.75 ERA and six saves in 23.1 innings pitched.
He pitched in eight games during the Phillies playoff run, but missed the series with the Braves after suffering a calf injury, caused by celebrating a Bryce Harper home run in the Wild Card series against the Cardinals.
He picked up the save in the Phillies Game 1 win over the Astros in the World Series and had a win in the teams Gamed 1 win over the Cardinals in the Wild Card round.
Look for the Phillies to use Connor Brogdon in Robertson role. Brogdon is a young arm with good stuff, who started to show his potential during the World Series. He will likely get first crack at those bullpen innings. Another young name to keep an eye on will be Griff McGarry, who will compete at Spring Training.
In New York, he will likely be used in a set-up role for closer Edwin Diaz.
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