Robertson moves closer to D.C. return

June, 12, 2012
6/12/12
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David Robertson had a David Robertson-like outing in his second rehab appearance. Starting for Triple-A Scranton on Tuesday afternoon, Robertson threw 14 pitches, nine of which were strikes, in a 1-2-3 inning. He had a strikeout, a flyout and a groundout.

Joe Girardi said on Monday that Robertson could "quite possibly" join the Yankees on Friday in Washington, which makes sense since that was the date the Yankees have been targeting for a while now.

On Thursday, it will be exactly a month that Robertson has been out because of his rib cage strain. When Robertson returns he will be the eighth-inning guy, as Rafael Soriano has swiped the closer role from him.

(h/t to Mike Vander Woude's Twitter Feed)
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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