The New York Yankees were in a bit of unfamiliar territory when the season began as for the the first time in nearly two decades, they were without Mariano Rivera at the back end of their bullpen.
That lead to a handful of potential suitors vying for the closing duties, but it was a job that David Robertson eventually won. Of course, he didn’t get to keep it very long as soon after he was named closer, Robertson suffered a groin strain and has been out since.
That’s set to change though as after a solid rehab stint, Robertson is set to return to the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday.
Robertson got four outs (1 K) and allowed a single in his extended spring outing. Says he’s good to go. Teixeira so far doubled and walked.
In his place, reliever Shawn Kelly has put up very solid numbers, logging four saves to go alongside his 2.35 ERA and 0.78 WHIP. Kelly will revert back into his setup role when Robertson returns from the disabled list.