MLB Rumors: Yankees still interested in Adam Ottavino despite Zach Britton contract


Robertson opted for free agency at the end of the season.

According to Mark Feisand, the Phillies have signed former New York Yankees reliever David Robertson to a two-year, $23 million contract. There, he first established himself as one of baseball's marquee relievers, making four All-Star teams and leading the National League in saves for four consecutive seasons. He'll earn $10M in 2019, $11M in 2020, with a $12M club option ($2M buyout) for 2021.

"Philly really checked off all the boxes for me", Robertson told

Robertson appeared in 69 games for the New York Yankees this past season, going 8-3 with five saves, a 3.23 ERA, 2.97 FIP, 1.03 WHIP and 91 strikeouts against 26 walks over 69.2 innings pitched.

"They have a great fan base, a attractive ballpark and a special focus on charity", Robertson told

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Robertson spent parts of nine seasons in the majors with the Yankees and three with the Chicago White Sox after originally being selected by the Yankees on the 17th round of the 2006 draft.

"Robertson can definitely bring a lot to the back of the Phillies" bullpen.

It looks like Zach Britton is staying in NY.

Ottavino, a New York City native, timed his career year perfectly last season, posting an outrageous 63 FIP-/52 ERA- in the wide open spaces of Coors Field, and striking out almost 13 men per nine.