Sherman: Yankees avoid arbitration with David Robertson


Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees and David Robertson have agreed to a one-year, $5.215M contract, avoiding arbitration. He was projected to receive $5.5M by Matt Swartz. Robertson had a 2.04 ERA (2.61 FIP) with a career best 4.28 K/BB ratio in 66.1 innings last year.

New York’s only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player is Ivan Nova, who is projected for a $2.8M salary. They’ve already reached one-year deals with Robertson, Brett Gardner ($5.6M), Shawn Kelley ($1.7625M), and Frankie Cervelli ($700k). Today is the deadline for the two sides to file salary figures.

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  1. Cuso says:

    Yeah, with or without Tanaka, they’re over Plan 189. It would really stink if they missed on Tanaka then got cheap because they tried to stay under.

    • mitch says:

      I don’t even think it’s realistically possible to stay under unless they completely mail in the season before it starts. There’s no way the Yankees are starting the season with a 4/5 of Adam Warren and David Phelps, a bullpen of David Robertson + system guys, and an infield with question marks at 2+ positions. Whether it includes Tanaka or not, they’re definitely going to add a couple more pieces.

  2. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Just sign him to an extension, please. I do not want to risk seeing D-Rob become a free agent and signing elsewhere in 2015.

  3. Mike says:

    Nice looks like a hometown discount.

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