When it comes to the All-Star Game, Yankees reliever David Roberston is being cautious.
"It's nice that everybody seems like the really are kind of hoping I make it, but I don't want to get too excited about it and have it not happen," Robertson said. "I'm just going to wait and I guess find out tomorrow."
Roberston is having one of the best seasons of any reliever in baseball, with a miniscule 1.08 ERA spanning 33.1 innings. He is striking our 14.31 hitters per nine innings and according to fangraphs.com, his WAR (Wins above replacement) is 1.4, which is the second-best among relievers.
The rosters for the All-Star Game will be announced tomorrow. While closers are usually the relief pitchers of choice, there are times when non-closers have been elected to play in the game, such as when Mike Stanton made it as a Yankee in 2001.
Robertson would like to join that group tomorrow
" I just think it would be an honor to make it."