David Robertson was unavailable on Wednesday due to arm fatigue


Joe Girardi confirmed David Robertson was not available on Wednesday due to arm fatigue. That explains why he didn’t come out for a second inning in Tuesday night’s loss as well. Robertson told Girardi he was a bit gassed after pitching in three of the last four days and four of the last six days. The Yankees are off on Thursday, so their setup man will get two straight days off — and three out of four off — before starting the weekend series against the Padres on Friday. Check out our Bullpen Workload page for recent reliever usage details.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. forensic says:

    They should send him in for TJ surgery anyway, just to be safe.

  2. Winter says:

    This just goes to show that, no matter how much we complain about Girardi’s moves, there are tons of factors he has to take into account that we know nothing about.

  3. Havok9120 says:

    Cashmen failed.

  4. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    They should shut him down at least until Sunday. DRob is kind of on the small side. I worry about whether he’ll be able to take the grind of being The Closer next year. Hope Joba gets a chance at a meaningful inning or two & takes advantage of it.

    • jsbrendog says:

      the grind of the closer is much easier than the setup/middle reliever, at least in total IP. Plus even the best closers rarely work more than 2 or 3 days in a row.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      When this happens to Mariano a couple of times a year, we call it WWWMW. No one’s questioning whether he could handle the grind.

  5. Wheels says:

    Fallacy huh, Greg?

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