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Is David Robertson Ready for Spotlight as Yankees’ Post-Rivera Closer?

class="ui-droppable">With about a month to go before spring training starts, a certain New York Yankees pitcher may, in fact, be facing the most pressure in all of Major League Baseball, and no, it's not just-signed Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka.

It's David Robertson, one of the Yankees' lesser-known players who has spent the entirety of his career pitching in a middle-relief and setup role. Until now, that is.

Shortly after news broke, via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, that the Yankees had reached an agreement on a seven-year, $155 million contract with Tanaka on Wednesday, Robertson officially was named the club's closer by managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, according to Joel Sherman and Dan Martin of the New York Post.


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