David Robertson could be leaving Yankees for Red Sox?
David Robertson may be switching sides on the New York Yankees.
MLB.com’s Mark Feisand reported Saturday that the free agent reliever has mutual interest with the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
According to sources, the Red Sox are still in the mix for free-agent reliever David Robertson. There’s mutual interest, though several teams remain in contention for the RHP.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 23, 2018
George A. King III of the New York Post did previously report on Friday however that the Red Sox do not think Robertson is likely to sign with them.
The 33-year-old Robertson, who posted a 3.23 ERA with 21 holds and five saves for the Yankees in 2018, is on his second stint in pinstripes. He started his career with the Yankees in 2008, won the World Series with them in 2009, and made the AL All-Star team in 2011 before leaving in 2014. Robertson then returned to the Bronx in a 2017 trade with the Washington Nationals and has made 110 total relief appearances for the Yanks over the last two seasons.
The Red Sox did not pull any punches after defeating their arch-rivals in the ALDS this year, so Yankees fans probably won’t be happy to hear that there’s a possibility one of their top relievers defects to the dark side.