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New York Yankees’ David Robertson Cleared to Return to Mound

March 9th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
By Daniel Sirianni

After being sidelined for a little over a week with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, New York Yankees set up man David Robertson has been cleared to return to action. 

'David Robertson' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

"I think he feels fine," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who wasn't sure whether Robertson's next time pitching would be in a game or a bullpen session. 

Robertson last pitched in a game on March 1st, striking out the only batter he faced against the Philadelphia Phillies. That was his second appearance of the spring, pitching a scoreless inning in his spring debut. 

Though Robertson's injury was never considered to be serious, the Yankees will be glad to have the All-Star reliever back on the field as injuries continue to pile up across camp. 

The veteran right-hander will be entering his sixth season in pinstripes, following up a 2012 season in which he ended the year with a 2-7 record and a 2.67 ERA in 65 appearances. 

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