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David Robertson injures foot in fall

Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:04 am
By Matt Snyder

We can add another name to the long list of major-leaguers with a dubious injury. It wasn't exactly carrying deer meat (ahem, Clint Barmes) or a sneeze (c'mon down, Sammy Sosa!), but All-Star Yankees setup man David Robertson has a sprained right foot, courtesy of a fall while the right-hander was moving boxes in his spring training home.

Worse yet, in the embarrassment department, Robertson wasn't even carrying a heavy load.

''They were empty boxes. They weren't even heavy boxes,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said (Associated Press). ''I told him to kick them down the stairs the next time.''

Initial X-rays were negative and he's been taken in for an MRI.

'''I'm concerned,'' Girardi said (AP). ''It hurt him to walk, (and) you assume that he's going to be down a little bit of time even if everything comes back OK. Now that doesn't mean he wouldn't have time to get ready for the season. But you've got to start over a little bit.''

Girardi also noted that Robertson could still be ready to make the opening day roster if he's sidelined less than two weeks from this point. The Yankees do have insurance in the eighth inning, should Robertson be sidelined, as Rafael Soriano can slide right in as the setup man. Still, losing Robertson for any amount of time.

Robertson, 26, was easily one of the most dominant relief pitchers in all of baseball last season. He made his first All-Star Game, putting together a 1.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings.

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Since: Mar 20, 2012
Posted on: March 20, 2012 10:39 am

David Robertson injures foot in fall

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 10:50 pm

David Robertson injures foot in fall

Darn that is animosity if I have ever seen it. It could be worse you two, you could be stuck with the Orioles - So lighten up!

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:07 pm

David Robertson injures foot in fall

rickydumps- Very classy Boston kind of thing to say. The Yankees could be in a plane crash and the Red Sox still wouldn't stand a chance...but keep dreaming.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:37 pm

David Robertson injures foot in fall

what a shame.  Hope he never walks again.

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 5:27 pm

David Robertson injures foot in fall

Agreed. He is a huge part of the bullpen and has gotten better each year.  Doesn't he make enough money to have someone else kick boxes down the staires for him?

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:42 pm

David Robertson injures foot in fall

Hope it's nothing serious.  He's next in line after Mo retires this year more than likely.

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