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David Robertson to come off DL, rejoin Yankees on Friday

Jun 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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After a brief minor-league rehab assignment for a strained oblique muscle David Robertson is ready to return from the disabled list.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that Robertson will join the Yankees in Atlanta tonight and then be activated from the DL in time to be available for Friday’s game against the Nationals.

In his absence Rafael Soriano established himself as the Yankees’ new closer, leaving Robertson to his usual setup man duties after initially getting the nod as Mariano Rivera‘s fill-in.

Robertson threw a pair of scoreless innings on his rehab stint at Triple-A, allowing zero baserunners and striking out one batter in each outing. He last pitched for the Yankees on May 11.

  1. mybrunoblog - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Robertson has excelled as a set up man so doing the 8th inning thing is perfect for him. If he returns to form Yankees are much improved bullpen wise.

  2. randygnyc - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    He’s a sight for sore eyes.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Just imagine if they get Joba and Aardsma back and performing at their former levels. Pretty crazy collection of bullpen arms there.

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