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Dodgers Rumors: Dodgers Interested In David Robertson

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The Dodgers are one of 6 to 8 teams that have expressed interest in free agent reliever David Robertson, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

Robertson, who will be entering his age 34 season, has been a key member of the Yankees’ bullpen. He is coming off a season where he pitched 69.2 innings with a 3,23 ERA, 2.97 FIP, and 3.09 xFIP. He struck out 32.2% of the batters he faced while walking only 9.2%. In his career, he has posted a 2.88 ERA, 2.81 FIP, 2.90 xFIP, 32.4% K%, and 9.6% BB% in 657 innings.

His pitch arsenal includes a cutter (92.6 mph), sinker (94.1 mph), changeup (88.5 mph), slider (86.9 mph), and a curveball (84.2 mph). He primarily relies on his cutter, which he throws 41.6% of the time, and his curveball, which he throws 45.8% of the time.

Fangraphs projects Robertson to receive a 2 year deal worth $26 million. MLB Trade Rumors projected him to receive 3 years, $33 million.

The bullpen is an area of concern and the team is willing to spend on it, according to President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.

Robertson would likely slot into the 8th inning role and give them some consistency in the bullpen. He also has experience as a closer should the team need it. If the Dodgers are truly willing to spend on the bullpen, Robertson would be a great choice.

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Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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