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David Robertson agrees to two-year deal with Phillies

2019-01-03

Ex-Yankees reliever David Robertson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phillies, the Daily News has confirmed.

The deal is worth $23 million and includes a club option for a third year, ESPN reported.

Robertson, 33, went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA last season in his second stint with the Yankees. The righty appeared in 69 games in a setup role, pitching 69.2 innings for a stacked Yankees bullpen that included Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Zach Britton.

Originally drafted by the Yankees in 2006, Robertson spent the first seven years of his career in the Bronx. He made his lone All-Star appearance in 2011 and then replaced Mariano Rivera as the team's closer after Mo retired following the 2013 season. Robertson recorded 39 saves in 2014 and then signed a free-agent deal with the White Sox in 2015.

The Yankees reunited with Robertson before the 2017 trade deadline in a deal that also put Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle in pinstripes.

For his career, the Alabama native is 53-32 with a 2.88 ERA with 137 saves in more than 650 innings of work.

Robertson became a free agent at the end of the season.

David Robertson is on the move again, this time to Phillies. (Julie Jacobson / AP)