The 2018 offseason that has largely pitted the Yankees and Phillies head-to-head while vying for free agents has taken another turn. According to Mark Feinsand, free agent reliever David Robertson has agreed to a two-year deal worth $23 million with the Phillies, officially ending his second stint in the Bronx.
Robertson will earn $10 million next season, $11 million in 2020, with a $12 million club option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout.
BREAKING: David Robertson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phillies that guarantees him at least $23 million. He’ll earn $10M in 2019, $11M in 2020, with a $12M club option ($2M buyout) for 2021. He’s passed a physical and the deal is complete.
Robertson acted as his own representative in contract negotiations this offseason. When speaking with Feinsand, Robertson spoke very highly of Philadelphia throughout the process:
“Philly really checked off all the boxes for me,” Robertson said. “They are hungry to get back to the postseason and win. They have a great fan base, a beautiful ballpark and a special focus on charity. They’ve put together a great squad and I think I can bring a lot to the team in the back end of their bullpen.”
Officially completing two tours with the Yankees, Robertson finished 2018 pitching to an 8-3 record with 5 saves a 3.23 era and 91 strikeouts.
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