David Robertson reaches 2-year deal with Phillies

David Robertson reaches 2-year deal with Phillies

David Robertson reaches 2-year deal with Phillies

After a rather slow Major League Baseball news cycle following the new year, the Philadelphia Phillies have made a big splash in the market.

Britton missed part of last season recovering from off-season Achilles heel surgery, finishing the year with 41 appearances, pitching 40.2 innings and finishing with a 3.10 earned run average and 34 strikeouts.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Thursday that the 33-year-old right-hander has agreed to a two-year contract with the team.

He will be paid $10 million in 2019 and $11 million in 2020. Robertson actually negotiated this deal himself - he told MLB.com that he and his former agent parted ways a few months ago, and he made a decision to represent himself.

"Philly really checked off all the boxes for me", Robertson said to MLB.com. This past season with the Yankees, he posted an ERA of 3.23 with 91 strikeouts over 69.2 innings pitched.

"They have a great fan base, a handsome ballpark and a special focus on charity", Robertson told MLB.com.

Before returning to the Yankees in 2017, Robertson spent three seasons with Chicago White Sox, where he served as their closer. They've also signed Andrew McCutchen and traded for Jean Segura, two players known for their durability and consistency.

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