Report: David Robertson to sign with Chicago White Sox


Jul 24, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson (30) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees defeated the Rangers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe the Chicago White Sox do their best work late in the day, because it is being reported they’ve signed closer David Robertson to a four-year contract.

Here is what Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweeted:

ESPN tweeted:

I know $10-plus million is a high number per year for four years, but now the White Sox have an honest-to-goodness closer in their organization, which they’ve lacked for a long time. The former New York Yankees closer, Robertson, 29, pitched 64.1 innings pitched last season, and had an ERA of 3.08 with 96 strikeouts and 39 saves.

He also kept opponents to a .192 average last season. Plus he had just five blown saves, compared to the 21 by the White Sox closers last year. This signing … it is like getting to open our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. Even Adam Eaton got in on tweeting on the Robertson signing:

Spring training and the 2015 season can’t get here soon enough.

Stay with Southside Showdown all offseason for more on the Robertson signing once everything becomes official.