Yankees closer, David Robertson is healthy and ready to go. The team has made room for Robertson on the roster by optioning Bryan Mitchell back to Double-A Trenton. The 29-year-old reliever has been on the shelf with groin strain since April 7th. He pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday, facing five batter. He allowed just one hit and recorded one strikeout while throwing 16 pitches. “I felt great, My command was a little off, but I can live with it.” said Robertson. It will definitely be a boost to the taxed bullpen that has pitched a lot this past weekend in Tampa. The timing is perfect, the Yankees are about to start a big series against the Boston Red Sox tonight in Fenway. With Robertson coming back Shawn Kelley will move back down to the setup role, leaving Adam Warren to be the probable 7th inning man.
Also pitcher Matt Daley has cleared waivers and was optioned back down to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Daley was designated for assignment after his rough outing Saturday, but he is back with the Yankees for now. Cesar Cabral has also cleared waivers and has been optioned back to Scranton, but it not on the 40-man roster.