Yankees, David Robertson agree to one-year deal

Sides avoid arbitration with $3.1 million pact for 2013
01/25/2013 1:01 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

David Robertson will make $3.1 million in 2013.(AP)
The New York Yankees announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with RHP David Robertson on a one-year non-guaranteed contract, avoiding arbitration.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Yankees, but’s Jon Heyman reported that it is worth $3.1 million – nearly double the $1.6 million Robertson made in 2012 – with Yankees beat writer Chad Jennings of the Journal News later quoting a source as confirming that figure.

Robertson, 27, was 2-7 with a 2.61 ERA and two saves in 65 appearances out of the Yankees bullpen last year, striking out 81 batters in 60.2 innings pitched. One year earlier, the fireballer was an All-Star and finished 11th in 2011 AL Cy Young voting after going 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA and one save, striking out 100 in 66.2 innings, and not allowing an earned run in 13 appearances after September 1.

The right-hander was the final Yankees player remaining in arbitration, as the team had agreed to deals with Phil Hughes, Boone Logan, and Joba Chamberlain since that trio filed last week. Back in December, the Yankees also avoided arbitration with Brett Gardner by signing him to a one-year deal.

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